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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Rapid City Woman Sentenced on Firearm Charge

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

Tiffany Island, age 37, was sentenced on November 25, 2019, to 21 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 conviction stemmed from Island, a previously convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms, knowingly possessing a Fabrique Nationale Herstal, model FN Five-seveN USG, 5.7x28mm FN caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was found at Island’s Rapid City residence after police were called there for a disturbance on August 7, 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 Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

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