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Murdo man gets prison for firearm crime

MURDO — A Murdo man was sentenced earlier this month for illegally possessing a firearm.

Shaun Sporrer, 42, was convicted of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and was sentenced Nov. 7 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Sporrer was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident occurring on March 1 in which Sporrer pulled a revolver on a neighbor. Sporrer has previous domestic violence convictions, and as a result is prohibited from owning firearms.

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

Source: Office of U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson