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Pierre man sentenced for firearm offense in Lyman County

A Pierre man has been convicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced 44-year-old Michael Schmidt was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rober...

A Pierre man has been convicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced 44-year-old Michael Schmidt was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Schmidt received credit for time served, received two years of supervised release, a $200 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Schmidt was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2018. He pled guilty on March 5.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on Jan. 31, 2018, when a Forest Protection Officer of the U.S. Forest Service observed Schmidt's vehicle off a designated road at the Fort Pierre National Grassland. When the officer approached Schmidt, he informed the officer that there were firearms in the vehicle and acknowledged that he was a felon and had not had his rights restored. The firearms were seized and both were functional and had traveled in interstate and/or foreign commerce.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Lyman County Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Forest Service.

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