Winner Man Arraigned On Firearms Charges
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Winner, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.
Joshua Felix, age 38, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 31, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of custody; a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; a $100 special assessment; and restitution.
The charges are merely accusations, and Felix is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. Felix was released on bond pending trial. No trial date has been set.