Rapid City Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Login Cook, age 19, was indicted on April 21, 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 29, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge stems from Cook knowingly possessing a stolen Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol in December 2021 in Rapid City. The charge is merely an accusation and Cook is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case.
Cook was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Updated May 2, 2022
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