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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 30, 2016

Blunt Man Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Blunt, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.

Robert Dwayne Spaid, age 60, was indicted on December 13, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 21, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 27, 2016, Spaid, having previously been convicted of a felony, did knowingly possess a firearm.  The Indictment further alleges that on or about November 23, 2016, Spaid knowingly possessed ammunition.

The charges are merely accusations and Spaid is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Spaid was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 30, 2016