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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota
Alison J. Ramsdell, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 25, 2022

Colorado Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Canon City, Colorado, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on April 25, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jeremiah Edward Haning, age 39, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Haning was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2021. He pled guilty on January 31, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 18, 2020, when Haning got pulled over by police and a Taurus .38 Special caliber revolver, as well as 56 rounds of ammunition, were found in the vehicle he was driving. Haning had previously been convicted of a felony in Colorado and knew he could not possess firearms. Further, at the time he possessed the gun, he was addicted to methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

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