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Residents indicted on federal violations

Three area residents made their initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno Friday, Oct. 6, after being indicted for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Mobridge residents Jeffrey Jensen, and Amanda Silbernagel, and Steve Marin of Selby, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on the misdemeanor charges.
Jensen, 53, and Silbernagel, 30, both doing business as Jerry’s Pawn Shop, were indicted on Sept. 12 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment on Friday.
The indictment alleges that between Aug. 19, 2014, and Aug. 21, 2014, Jensen and Silbernagel knowingly offered for sale, sold, offer to barter, bartered, delivered for transportation, transported, and caused to be transported, a migratory bird and parts thereof of any such bird.
Marin, 46, doing business as Mobridge Pawn, pleaded not guilty to the indictment, which alleges that between June 11, 2014, and June 18, 2014, Marin, possessed, offered for sale, sold, offer to barter, bartered, delivered for transportation, transported, and caused to be transported, a migratory bird and parts thereof of any such bird.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting the investigation.
All three were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
– Katie Zerr –