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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Rapid City Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Joseph Marr, age 24, was charged on February 21, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on March 7, 2018, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Marr illegally possessing two pistols between April and June 2017 at Rapid City.  The charges are merely an accusation and Marr is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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 Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Marr was detained pending trial.  A trial date has not been set. 

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 17, 2018