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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rapid City Man Sentenced For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Violence Offender in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition was sentenced on January 2, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Shawn Muldoon, age 30, was sentenced to time served of 1 day and 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   
Muldoon was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 19, 2013, and he pled guilty to the offense on July 19, 2013.

In July 2012, near Rapid City, Pennington County sheriff’s deputies assisted a vehicle stuck on forest service land.  The vehicle was occupied by Muldoon and others.  During the vehicle search, investigators located a 9mm handgun and ammunition owned by Muldoon, who is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2003 domestic violence conviction.

The investigation was conducted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins. 

Updated June 22, 2015