U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of South Dakota
District of South Dakotaa
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2013
Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101
Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man was convicted of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was sentenced on May 20, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Kimo Little Bird, age 31, was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release, $1,750 restitution to the Standing Rock Game and Fish Department for the unlawful taking of a hawk, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Little Bird was indicted by a federal grand jury in December of 2012. The conviction stems from when Little Bird was arrested for an outstanding tribal warrant. During the arrest, law enforcement found an additional firearm at the residence where the Defendant was staying. The Defendant admitted that the firearm belonged to him and that he knew he was prohibited from possessing the firearm because he had a previous felony conviction.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley prosecuted the case.
Little Bird was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.