Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Rosebud Man Indicted on Firearm Charges
PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Rosebud, South Dakota, man for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.
Isaiah Beck, age 19, was indicted in September of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 19, 2023, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on May 9, 2021, and June 25, 2022, in Todd County, Beck, an unlawful user of a controlled substance, possessed a firearm with a barrel length of less than 18 inches and the firearm was not registered to him.
The charge is merely an accusation and Beck 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler is prosecuting the case.
Beck was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for March 28, 2023.