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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Porcupine Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Dre Red Feather, age 26, was sentenced on August 10, 2018, to 60 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Red Feather was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on August 8, 2017.  The charge related to Red Feather discharging a firearm at another male at Pine Ridge on July 30, 2017.  Red Feather is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition, based on a previous felony conviction for Assault on a Federal Officer in 2012.

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.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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 Oglala Sioux Tribe Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated August 14, 2018