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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kyle Man Found Guilty of Arson

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Danny Ferguson, age 42, of Kyle, South Dakota, was found guilty of Arson following a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Evidence at trial established that Ferguson used a gasoline and diesel soaked blanket to set fire to an occupied trailer house near Kyle in April 2015.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

A sentencing date was set for February 23, 2018. Ferguson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated September 19, 2017