Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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.