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Press Release

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Gun Crime

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of a federal gun crime was sentenced on January 11, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Nicholas Michael Snowden, age 37, was sentenced to 1 month in custody and 1 month of home confinement, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Snowden was indicted for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon by a federal grand jury on May 5, 2015.  He pled guilty to the offense on July 17, 2015.

On or about November 5, 2014, a search warrant was executed at Snowden’s Sioux Falls residence, where a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition were found.  Snowden is prohibited from possessing firearms because he is a convicted felon.

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

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

Updated January 14, 2016