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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
Friday, March 29, 2024

Kyle Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person. The sentencing took place on March 27, 2024.

Evan Brown Bull, 38, was sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Brown Bull was found guilty following a two-day jury trial in federal district court in Rapid City, South Dakota, in January of 2024.

The conviction stems from Brown Bull, a previously convicted felon, being found in possession of 11 rounds of Black Hills Ammunition brand, .380 AUTO caliber ammunition, 49 rounds of Blazer brand, 9x19mm Luger ammunition, and 49 rounds of PMC brand, .38 Special caliber ammunition.  Because Brown Bull is a previously convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing ammunition.  The ammunition was found after Brown Bull came into contact with Rapid City law enforcement during a traffic stop in March of 2022.

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.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Lindrooth prosecuted the case.

Brown Bull was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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