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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lead Man Pleads Not Guilty To Firearms Violations

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lead, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Theft of Firearms, Possession of Stolen Firearms, and Felon in Possession of Firearms.

Dustin Bomford, age 26, was indicted on September 23, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 29, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count 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 charges relate to Bomford, a convicted felon, breaking into the Box Elder Trading Post on September 8, 2014, and stealing 18 firearms.

The charges are merely accusations and Bomford is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Box Elder Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015