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Wessington Springs Man Arraigned on Firearms Charge

November 1, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wessington Springs man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Jonathan Patrick Tyrrell, age 53, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 10, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 31, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Tyrrell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case. Tyrrell was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.



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