For Immediate Release
Sturgis Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of Firearm
United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sturgis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Dallas Ford, age 28, was indicted in March of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on August 31, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in federal prison 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 charge stems from Ford illegal possessing a .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol in December 2021 in Sturgis. The charge is merely an accusation and Ford is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Sturgis Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case.
Ford was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.