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Mission Man Sentenced for Firearms Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Unregistered Firearm and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on January 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Keith Bordeaux, age 20, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, $546.34 in restitution, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Bordeaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2017.  He pled guilty on October 30, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident between November 11-13, 2016, when 14 firearms were stolen from a home in Mission.  Co-defendant Dakota Marshall stored two of the stolen firearms, including a Marlin Bolt Action .22 Rifle and a Weatherby 20 Gauge Youth shotgun TA-08, at his home located in Mission.  Co-defendant Stephanie Bear Heels obtained the stolen Henry Repeating Arms Mimi Bolt .22 rifle following the burglary.  She and co-defendant Angelito Moran knew that the defendant and his brother, co-defendant Kevin Bordeaux, were looking for guns to buy/trade for narcotics.  Defendant purchased the “Broden” rifle from Moran and Bear Heels for $50 worth of methamphetamine. The “Broden” rifle was recovered by law enforcement from Keith and Kevin Bordeaux’s home.  

The defendant acquired the stolen Weatherby “short shotgun” with a barrel length of approximately 14 and 5/8 inches, the same night law enforcement seized the stolen “Broden” rifle from his home.  Defendant did not register the “short shotgun” with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record as he was required to do. Instead, he hid the firearm in the wall of a young child’s room in his mother’s home.

The defendant knew the firearms were stolen, and the possession of the firearms by any person other than the owner would be unlawful. Further, the defendant is a regular user of methamphetamine and he is not permitted to possess any firearm under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 25, 2018

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