rapid city man guilty of illegally possessing a firearm
July 23, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Shawn Muldoon, age 30, of Rapid City, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 19, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Domestic Violence Offender in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.
In July 2012, near Rapid City, Pennington County sheriff’s deputies assisted a vehicle stuck on forest service land. The vehicle was occupied by Muldoon and others. During the vehicle search, the deputies located a 9mm handgun and ammunition owned by Muldoon, who is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2003 domestic violence conviction.
The investigation was conducted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.
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