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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2011

Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney

Contact: Mark Salter

Washington Woman Sentenced on Firearm Charge

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Washington woman charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on August 22, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Heather Stahlhoefer, age 24, was sentenced to 48 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $100 victim assessment, and $9,391.87 in restitution.

Stahlhoefer was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 17, 2010. In June 2010 at Rapid City, Stahlhoefer, a previously convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver and ammunition. She pled guilty on June 3, 2011.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Stahlhoefer was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.