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

Monday, June 6, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced on Firearm Offenses

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person and Possession of a Stolen Firearm was sentenced on June 2, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Patrick Harding, age 59, was sentenced to 20 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Harding was charged on November 19, 2014, and was found guilty of both offenses after a three-day federal jury trial in January 2016. The conviction stems from Harding, a previously convicted felon, knowingly possessing a stolen Glock, model 23C, .40 caliber pistol in Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case. 

Updated June 6, 2016