Winner Man Sentenced for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm
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United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Winner, South Dakota man convicted of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on June 24, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Joshua Felix, age 39, was sentenced to 4 months in custody, 4 months of home confinement, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Felix was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013 and pled guilty to the charge on April 2, 2013.
Felix was convicted of domestic violence simple assault on June 15, 2004 in Tripp County. Due to that previous domestic violence conviction, Felix was prohibited from possessing firearms by operation of federal law. On March 15, 2012, Tripp County law enforcement was investigating a disturbance and 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.
Felix was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.