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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Box Elder Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and Possession and Sale of a Stolen Firearm.

Daniel Joseph Newingham, age 41, was indicted on June 21, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 27, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is ten years of imprisonment 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 charges relate to Newingham illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol at Rapid City. The charges are merely an accusation and Newingham is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Newingham was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  

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Updated July 2, 2016