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Mission Man Acquitted on Ammunition Charge

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Possession of Ammunition by a Felon as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on June 5 and June 6, 2019.

Aaron Santistevan, age 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2019, and a Superseding Indictment was filed on May 14, 2019.  

The charge relates to the allegation that on December 28, 2018, Santistevan, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, possessed 40 rounds of copper-jacketed, hollow point .50 Action Express caliber handgun ammunition.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated July 9, 2019