Martin man pleads not guilty to stealing firearms

MARTIN, S.D. — A Martin man was indicted for allegedly breaking into a business in Martin and stealing multiple firearms in August of 2018.

Sidney Marshall, 25, is charged with theft of firearms, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Marshall pleaded not guilty to the charges last week. Prosecutors say he is a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The charges are merely accusations and Marshall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Martin Police Department.

Marshall was detained pending trial — a date has not yet been set.

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