rapid city man guilty of possessing a stolen gun
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Sheldon LaPointe, 37, of Rapid City, South Dakota, appeared before Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court, on July 24, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
The investigation was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Rapid City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.