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Porcupine Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Firearm Offense, Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Isiah K. Coleman, age 24, was indicted on December 15, 2015.  Coleman appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on January 13, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Coleman using a Marlin .22 rifle during a drug trafficking crime on August 21, 2015, at Rapid City. 

The charges are merely accusations and Coleman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.   

Coleman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for March 22, 2016.

Updated January 14, 2016