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Wessington Springs Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wessington Springs, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on May 1, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.  Jonathan Tyrrell, age 54, was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment to be followed by 18 months of supervised release, a $2,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Tyrrell was indicted for the above offense by a federal grand jury on October 10, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on February 12, 2013.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on December 15, 2011, when Tyrrell was stopped by the Jerauld County Sheriff.  Methamphetamine, marijuana, and four firearms were found in his vehicle.  Tyrrell tested positive for use of controlled substances.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case. 

Tyrrell was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service. 

Updated June 22, 2015