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Montana Man Indicted for Firearm Offenses and Possessing a Stolen Motor Vehicle

August 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Missoula, Montana, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for firearm offenses and for possessing a stolen motor vehicle on May 17, 2012, in Pennington County.

Steven Shane McCann, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 24, 2012, for Felon in Possession of Firearm, Fugitive in Possession of Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Firearm while under Indictment. McCann appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 14, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and McCann is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Special Assistant United States Attorney Laura Shattuck is prosecuting the case. McCann was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for October 23, 2012.



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