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Rosebud Man Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Alvin Running Horse, Jr., age 40, was indicted on June 11, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 26, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on April 23, 2019, at Rosebud, Running Horse, having previously been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed a firearm.

The charge is merely an accusation and Running Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Running Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for September 24, 2019.

Updated July 30, 2019

Topics
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods