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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mission Man Sentenced for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Stolen Firearm was sentenced on February 5, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Kevin Bordeaux, age 19, was sentenced to 13 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

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

The conviction stems from an incident between November 11-13, 2016, when 14 firearms, including a Henry Repeating Arms Mimi Bolt .22 rifle “Broden” rifle, were stolen from a home in Mission. Co-defendant Stephanie Bear Heels obtained the “Broden” rifle following the burglary. She and co-defendant Angelito Moran knew that the defendant and his brother, co-defendant Keith Bordeaux, were looking for guns to buy/trade for narcotics. Co-defendant Keith Bordeaux 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.

Defendant knew or had reason to know the “Broden” firearm was stolen and the possession of the firearms by any person other than the owner would be unlawful. Further, the Defendant was a prohibited person, being an unlawful user and addicted to a controlled substance, methamphetamine and marijuana, at the time of the incident.

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.

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

Updated February 6, 2018