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Brandon Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Brandon, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. The sentencing took place on June 3, 2024, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Antonio Gary Angelo, age 36, was sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $100 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Angelo was indicted for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person by a federal grand jury in October of 2023. He pleaded guilty on March 7, 2024.

On June 30, 2023, Angelo was involved in a traffic stop in Sioux Falls. During the traffic stop, Angelo was non-complaint with law enforcement, refusing to give his name and attempting to flee. Angelo was quickly apprehended by law enforcement and a search of his person was conducted. During the search of his person, Angelo was found in possession of a firearm.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paige Petersen prosecuted the case.

Angelo was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to continue serving his sentence.

Updated June 7, 2024

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