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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Rapid City Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession and Sale of a Stolen Firearm.

Joseph Huddelston, age 43, was indicted on June 21, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on September 8, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is ten years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Huddelston illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol at Rapid City.  The charge is merely an accusation and Huddleston is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Huddleston was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  

Firearms Offenses
Updated September 9, 2016