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Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on September 26, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Conrad Fleury, age 35, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, 2 years of Supervised Release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Fleury was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016.  He pled guilty on July 11, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on February 13, 2016, when a call came into the Fort Thompson Police Department reporting that Conrad Fleury had a gun and was threatening suicide.  Law enforcement responded immediately and officers called for backup. 

The caller approached one of the officers and stated Fleury came home drunk, had a gun, and was saying he was going to kill himself.  As a result of Fleury’s threats, two young children had to escape the home by crawling through a window. 

Officers entered the home and found Fleury alone with a .22 caliber rifle in a bedroom. 

Fleury has a federal conviction from 2012, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.  The judgment specifically states that Fleury shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or any other dangerous weapon. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosive.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Fleury was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 27, 2016

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