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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Possession Of A Firearm By A Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Philip Nordvold, age 36, was indicted on August 19, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 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 February 22, 2014, Nordvold, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, knowingly received and possessed a firearm.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Nordvold was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.


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Updated June 22, 2015