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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Colorado Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Englewood, Colorado, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Jesse Deal, age 30, was sentenced on July 17, 2018, to 48 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Deal was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2017.  The charge related to Deal being in possession of a firearm and ammunition on August 12, 2017, after being stopped by the South Dakota Highway Patrol in Lawrence County.  Deal is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition based on at least one felony drug conviction in Colorado.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security, Missoula Montana Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Deal was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 22, 2018