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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Dennis R. Holmes
, United States Attorney

Kyle Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearm

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on February 11, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Ramone McBride, age 24, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

McBride was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 17, 2021, and pleaded guilty on October 22, 2021. The conviction stems from McBride, a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms, knowingly possessing an Armi Jager, model Dakota SAA, .357 Mangum caliber, single-action revolver, which was found after McBride came into contact with law enforcement in March 2021 at Rapid City.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

McBride was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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