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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Iowa

www.justice.gov/usao/ias

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2012

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300
kevin.vanderschel@usdoj.gov

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced to 14 Months for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Council Bluffs, IA – On Friday, April 20, 2012, Jerry Lee Dawson, age 38, of Carson, Iowa, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for possessing a firearm as a felon. United States District Court Senior Judge Ronald Longstaff, also ordered Dawson to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration. On February 22, 2012, Dawson entered a guilty plea to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense. The federal charge arose from a traffic stop conducted by the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sheriff's Department on June 29, 2011. During the traffic stop, a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition were recovered from the vehicle Dawson was driving.

The investigation was conducted by the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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