SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm.
Marshall Gibbons, age 22, was indicted in September of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on October 5, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
Between January 2021 and January 2022, in Rapid City, Gibbons, while conspiring to distribute marijuana, was in possession of a Glock 9mm pistol. Gibbons also made a false written statement while trying to purchase another firearm.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The charges are merely an accusation and Gibbons is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case.
Gibbons was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.