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Oacoma Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Oacoma, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on November 19, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Micah Brown, age 27, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, forfeiture of a firearm, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2018.  He pled guilty on August 7, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on July 1, 2018, when law enforcement responded to a call of an alleged assault occurring in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, involving Brown and his ex-girlfriend.  Upon arrival, law enforcement observed a shotgun in the front passenger compartment of Brown’s vehicle.  Brown, who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for term exceeding one year, is prohibited from being in possession of a firearm. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated November 23, 2019

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