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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on April 5, 2016, by United States District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Anthony Farmer, age 32, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Farmer was also ordered to forfeit his firearm.

Farmer was indicted for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by a federal grand jury on June 9, 2015. He pled guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm on January 20, 2016.

On March 16, 2010, Farmer was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child and received a 48 months custody sentence, to be followed by a 5 year term of supervised release.  On August 2, 2013, Farmer began his term of supervised release.

On April 1, 2015, Farmer was arrested for sex offender registration violations and was in possession of a .22 caliber rifle at the time of his arrest.         

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated April 12, 2016

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