For Immediate Release
Huron Man Charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Huron, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Yeh Thwin, age 23, was indicted on April 6, 2021. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 28, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about November 12, 2020, Thwin, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a Glock GmbH, Model 22C Gen 3, .40 Smith and Wesson caliber, semi-automatic pistol. That pistol had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.
The charge is merely an accusation and Thwin is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.
Thwin was released on bond pending trial which has been set for October 5, 2021.