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Colorado Man Charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Canon City, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Jeremiah Edward Haning, age 38, was indicted on January 12, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 17, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison 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 May 18, 2020, Haning, who had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year, and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, knowingly possessed a Taurus .38 Special caliber revolver, which had been previously shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.  

The charge is merely an accusation and Haning is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Haning was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for May 25, 2021.

Updated March 22, 2021

Firearms Offenses