Rapid City Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm Ammunition
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man was indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing .380 caliber firearm ammunition.
Michael Croyle, age 32, was indicted on April 24, 2012, for Felon in Possession of Ammunition. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 6, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Croyle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Croyle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.