Highmore Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Firearms Indictment

PIERRE — Federal prosecutors say a Highmore woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating federal firearms laws. U-S Attorney Ron Parsons says 40 year-old Elissa May Schultz was originally indicted in October of last year. She entered a not guilty plea last week. The indictment claims that Schultz knowingly possessed a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance. Schultz is also facing a charge of making false statement on federal forms used by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during the purchase of firearms on March 5th of 2019 and January 24th 2020. She is also facing federal charges for transferring a firearm to a prohibited person on January 24th of last year. If convicted, Schultz could face up to 10 years in federal prison and or 250-thousand dollar fine and three years of probation. Schultz is free on bond awaiting a trial date which has not been set.