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Date: 04-02-2024

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United States of America v. Stacey Tyrone Fasthorse

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Judge: Daniel M. Traynor

Court: The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota (Cass County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Fargo

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Fargo, North Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Possession of a Firearm.

Bismarck Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

On April 1, 2024, Stacey Tyrone Fasthorse, age 33, from Bismarck, North Dakota, pleded guilty to one count of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised.

During the early morning hours of November 2, 2022, Fasthorse was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation in Bismarck, North Dakota. When the traffic stop was initiated, Fasthorse brandished a firearm and told the driver to not stop. After the vehicle was stopped, one of the other passengers informed the officer that she had a firearm that Fasthorse asked her to secrete. In addition to the loaded handgun, Fasthorse possessed methamphetamine and fentanyl. Fasthorse is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm and ammunition due to multiple North Dakota felony convictions, including aggravated assault, burglary, and delivery of a controlled substance.

“The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota is committed to turning felons in possession of firearms into federal defendants,” Schneider said. “Violent felons with guns are a threat to law enforcement and public safety in North Dakota communities. I give credit to our career prosecutors and our federal and local partners for the strong and fair sentence in this case.”

This case was investigated by the Bismarck Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, with Assistant United States Attorney David Hagler assigned to the case.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

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