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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Stealing Firearms

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Theft of Firearms was sentenced on April 21, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Joshua Clark, age 28, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Clark was charged on August 18, 2015, and pleaded guilty on December 11, 2015. The conviction stems from Clark and another person stealing several firearms from a pawn shop in Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 23, 2016