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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fort Thompson Man Pleads Guilty To Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Samuel Redwater, age 22, of Fort Thompson, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment that charged him with Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered.

The charge stems from an incident wherein Redwater, on or about December, 19, 2012, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a firearm which had been previously shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force; and the Chamberlain City Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Redwater was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending sentencing which has been set for June 11, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015