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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 15, 2013
Brendan V. Johnson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Murdo Man Sentenced For Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Murdo, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on November 7, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Shaun Sporrer, age 42, was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sporrer was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on April 2, 2013. He pled guilty on August 13, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident occurring on March 1, 2013, in which Sporrer pulled a revolver on a neighbor. Sporrer has previous domestic violence convictions, and as a result is prohibited from owning firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay P. Miller prosecuted the case. Sporrer was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Field Division: St. Paul Field Division