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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mitchell Man Sentenced For Federal Firearm Offense

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota man was sentenced on April 22, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Lonnie Dean Hunter, age 53, was sentenced to 27 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for felony possession of a firearm.

Hunter was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012 for being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition. He pled guilty to the first offense on January 28, 2013, and the other offense was dismissed.

On December 3, 2011, Hunter possessed a bolt-action rifle. He is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous felony conviction.

This case was investigated by the Davison Co. Sheriff’s Department, the SD Department of Game, Fish & Parks, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Hunter was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015