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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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.

Matthew Dubray, age 36, was sentenced on August 6, 2018, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Dubray was charged on January 24, 2017.  The charge related to Dubray, who is prohibited from possessing firearms as he is a previously convicted felon, illegally possessing a Hi-Point, model C9, 9 mm pistol in July 2016 at Rapid City.

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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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 South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

Dubray was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated August 7, 2018