For Immediate Release
Rosebud Man Indicted on Firearm Charges
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and False Statements During Purchase of a Firearm.
John Larvie, age 29, was indicted on October 16, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 24, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on July 22, 2019, Larvie, having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, did knowingly make false and fictitious written statements in an effort to purchase and possess a firearm.
The charges are merely accusations and Larvie is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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 is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Elmore is prosecuting the case.
Larvie was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.