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Lake Andes Man Sentenced on Weapons Charge

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of Firearms was sentenced on March 20, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Michael Shane Thompson, age 44, was sentenced to time served, six months of home confinement, and three years of supervised released. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Thompson was indicted for Felon in Possession of Firearms by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2016. He pled guilty on December 15, 2016.

On February 11, 2016, Yankton Sioux Tribal Police responded to a welfare check on children in Lake Andes. Law enforcement observed the residence was unfit for any child’s welfare and safety. The children’s parents appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Law enforcement observed drug paraphernalia and a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun. A search warrant was obtained, and more firearms and miscellaneous ammunition were found in the home and garage.

This case was investigated by Yankton Sioux Tribal Police, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Updated March 22, 2017

Firearms Offenses