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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

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

Vance Layne Woodford, age 45, was sentenced on February 22, 2018, to 2 years of probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Woodford was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on February 22, 2017.  The conviction stems from Woodford illegally being in possession of a firearm suppressor and a .223 caliber rifle in Rapid City on February 10, 2017.

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

Firearms Offenses
Updated February 27, 2018