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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearm

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

William James Jackson, age 27, was sentenced on November 9, 2018, to 27 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Jackson was charged on February 22, 2017.  The charge related to Jackson knowingly being in possession of an RG Industries, model RG14S, .22 caliber revolver. Jackson is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous conviction for domestic violence.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.      

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

Jackson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 16, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods