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Press Release

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced In Firearms Case

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Stolen Firearm was sentenced on January 27, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Andrei Kevin Russell, age 29, was sentenced to 92 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Russell was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a stolen firearm by a federal grand jury on March 6, 2013.  He pled guilty to the stolen firearm offense on November 1, 2013.  The other charge was dismissed.

Russell came into contact with law enforcement at his residence in Hartford, South Dakota, on July 19, 2012.  He gave officers permission to search his residence, where they discovered a Benelli 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun in the garage.  The shotgun had been stolen from a Sioux Falls residence.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015