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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 28, 2014

St. Francis Man Charged With Possession Of A Firearm By A Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Cody James Horse Looking, age 29, was indicted on August 19, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 or about February 15, 2014, Horse Looking, having previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, knowingly possessed a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

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

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 Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Horse Looking was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.


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Updated June 22, 2015