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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of North Dakota

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2013

Timothy Q. Purdon, United States Attorney

Contact: Beth Lang, Public Information Officer
(701) 530-2420

Milwaukee Man Sentenced for Gun Charge

BISMARCK — U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Feb. 19, 2013, Shawn R. Larkin, 30, Milwaukee, Wis., who was living in Minot, N.D., at the time of this incident, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of possession of firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Larkin pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 12, 2012.

Judge Hovland sentenced Larkin to serve two years and seven months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Larkin was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On July 14, 2012, officers from the Minot Police Department responded to the report of a fight at Rooster’s Bar in Minot, N.D. While investigating the report, a witness indicated that a man, later identified as Larkin, had a gun in his possession. Officers found that Larkin had a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his waistband.

Larkin was prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition by virtue of his previous felony convictions for theft, Milwaukee County, Wis., in 2001, and simple assault on a peace officer, Ward County, N.D., in 2012.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Minot Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.