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Mission Man Charged with Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.

Sean Stinson, age 21, was indicted on November 9, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 30, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 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 Indictment alleges that on August 28, 2016, Stinson, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and being an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance, knowingly possessed and received a Ruger SR 1911 pistol, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charge is merely an accusation and Stinson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Stinson was released pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated April 1, 2017

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