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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

St. Francis Man Sentenced for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on July 28, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Cody James Horse Looking, age 30, was sentenced to 1 month in custody, followed by 18 months of supervised release, which includes 9 months of home confinement, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Horse Looking was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 19, 2014.  He pled guilty on April 27, 2015.

The conviction stems from an incident on February 15, 2014, when Horse Looking, who previously had been convicted of Domestic Violence Simple Assault in 2011, was at a bar in Valentine, Nebraska, and had a disagreement with another man.  At some point after the bar closed, Horse Looking stopped at the Rosebud Casino Fuel Plaza convenience store, and the other man was also there.  There was more arguing and disagreement in the parking lot, when Horse Looking produced a Glock .40 caliber pistol and fired it into the air.  No one was injured or shot at directly. Horse Looking left the area and law enforcement was called.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

Horse Looking is to self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service by September 1, 2015, to commence his sentence.

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Updated August 4, 2015