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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of South Dakotaa

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2013

Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney

Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101

Fort Thompson Man Sentenced For Felon in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on June 12, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Samuel Redwater, age 22, was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment; 2 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Redwater was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013 and pled guilty to the above offense on March 28, 2013. The charge stems from an incident wherein Redwater, on or about December, 19, 2012, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a firearm which had been previously shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chamberlain City Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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