Oacoma man sentenced federal prison for firearm offense


PIERRE — An Oacoma man was sentenced earlier this month for being a felon in possession of a firearm to more than three years in federal prison.

Micah Brown, 27, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange. He was also forced to forfeit his firearm and pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018 and pleaded guilty on Aug. 7.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on July 1, 2018, when law enforcement responded to a call of an alleged assault occurring in Fort Thompson involving Brown and his ex-girlfriend. Upon arrival, law enforcement observed a shotgun in the front passenger compartment of Brown’s vehicle. Brown, who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for term exceeding one year, is prohibited from being in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office for South Dakota said.

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

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