For Immediate Release
Kyle Man Found Guilty of Illegal Possession of Ammunition
RAPID CITY, S.D. — U.S. Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a jury has convicted Evan Brown Bull, age 38, of Kyle, of Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person following a two-day jury trial in federal district court in Rapid City, South Dakota. The verdict was returned on Jan. 10.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Brown Bull was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2022.
Evidence at trial established that in March of 2022, in Rapid City, Brown Bull, a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition, was found in possession of 11 rounds of Black Hills Ammunition brand, .380 AUTO caliber ammunition, 49 rounds of Blazer brand, 9x19mm Luger ammunition, 49 rounds of PMC brand and .38 Special caliber ammunition, which were found after Brown Bull came into contact with law enforcement during a traffic stop.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Lindrooth prosecuted the case.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date has not been set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.