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rapid city man sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm

January 8, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Violence Offender in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition was sentenced on January 2, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Shawn Muldoon, age 30, was sentenced to time served of 1 day and 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   
Muldoon was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 19, 2013, and he pled guilty to the offense on July 19, 2013.

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, investigators 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins. 



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