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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 8, 2019
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Kyle Tobacco, age 25, was sentenced on July 3, 2019, to 46 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charge related to Tobacco, a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms, being in possession of a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol at Rapid City in September 2018.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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

Tobacco was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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