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Murdo Man Indicted For Firearm Violations

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Murdo, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Shaun Sporrer, age 41, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 2, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 2, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.

Sporrer was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015