Winner Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Violation
605-343-2913 ext. 2101
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Joshua Felix, age 39, of Winner, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.
Felix was convicted of domestic violence simple assault on June 15, 2004 in Tripp County. Having been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, Felix was prohibited from possessing firearms by operation of federal law. On March 15, 2012, law enforcement found Felix to be in possession of a rifle.
The investigation was conducted by the Tripp County Sheriff’s Office and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 24, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.