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

Monday, April 25, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Stolen Firearm was sentenced on April 22, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Christopher Fire Thunder, age 40, was sentenced to 18 months’ custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Fire Thunder was indicted for the charge on December 17, 2015.  He pled guilty on December 18, 2015.

The conviction stems from Fire Thunder possessing a stolen .40 caliber pistol on June 17, 2015, at Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Fire Thunder was immediately returned to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated April 25, 2016