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Rapid City Man Indicted For Firearm Violations

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Obliterated Serial Number and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Moses Crowe, age 21, was indicted on May 20, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 15, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

On January 8, 2014, Crowe, who has a previous domestic abuse conviction, was in possession of a firearm with the manufacturer’s serial number removed, altered and obliterated.

The charge is merely an accusation and Crowe is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.

Crowe was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.


Updated June 22, 2015