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Fort Thompson man gets 26 months in federal prison

A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Tuesday to 26 months in federal prison for a conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Craig Ross, 29, will additionally spend two years on supervised release and will have to pay a $100 special ass...

A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Tuesday to 26 months in federal prison for a conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Craig Ross, 29, will additionally spend two years on supervised release and will have to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, according to United States Attorney Ron Parsons.

Ross was arrested on July 29 when law enforcement heard gun shots. Officers found Ross, who has previously been convicted of a felony, and another person with a rifle.

Ross was indicted on Sept. 11 and pleaded guilty on Nov. 27.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Murley.

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