Rapid City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on April 28, 2022, by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Seth Noll, age 29, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Noll was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 22, 2021, and pleaded guilty on November 12, 2021.  The charge stems from Noll, a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms, illegally possessing a  Phoenix Arms, model HP22S, .22 Long Rifle caliber, semi-automatic pistol, a Davis Industries, model DM-22, .22 Long Rifle caliber, over-under derringer, and a Savage Arms Incorporated, .22 Long Rifle caliber, semi-automatic rifle, which were found after Noll came into contact with law enforcement in June 2021 in Rapid City.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

Noll was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.