A federal choose sentenced a Immediate Town gentleman to 14 months in prison, 3 yrs of supervised launch and a $100 assessment for possessing just one of the firearms stolen in the course of a 2018 theft of The Rooster, a sporting merchandise retailer in Rapid City.

U.S. District Decide Jeffrey Viken sentenced Hank Dubray, 36, on Could 16 after Dubray pleaded responsible in Might 2021 to a person count of possession of a stolen firearm. The government dropped one particular depend of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number in exchange for the responsible plea.

The firearm in issue is a person of 24 stolen from The Rooster on Aug. 22, 2018. While Dubray did not right add to the theft of the firearms, he knowingly possessed one particular of them.

The Journal claimed Zephaniah Thompson, 29, of Fairburn, dropped off Matthew Keifer at The Rooster on West Main Avenue in the early morning hrs of Aug. 22, 2018.

Keifer took 24 firearms from the sporting goods retailer soon after employing a crowbar to open a locked again doorway. According to courtroom documents, the two drove back to Thompson’s residence and submitted the serial figures off of the guns.

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The future day, regulation enforcement observed Dubray leaving Thompson’s residence in Swift Town with Thompson and a different man or woman, in accordance to court docket documents. Officers stopped the automobile and identified 4 semi-automated pistols in the car or truck: a .45 caliber Ruger American Pistol, a .40 caliber Ruger American Pistol, a .40 caliber Ruger SR40 and a .45 caliber Ruger 1911.

Dubray admitted in court docket documents he experienced read Keifer and Thompson talking about the stolen mother nature of the firearms whilst at the residence. Dubray positioned the Ruger SR40 in his waistband prior to acquiring into the truck. He positioned it below the seat when law enforcement stopped the vehicle.

Keifer is serving a five yr and 11 month sentence for theft of a firearm from a licensee and aiding and abetting. His release date is Could 3, 2023. Thompson served 57 months in federal jail for theft of a firearm and aiding and abetting. He was released on Dec. 6, 2021. His sentence integrated two decades of supervised release.

The 2018 robbery was the next time in three years that firearms were stolen from The Rooster, which decided to cease marketing guns and operate solely as a fishing keep.

— Speak to Shalom Baer Gee at [email protected] — 

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