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Lincoln County Man Sentenced on Federal Arson Charges

December 19, 2012

St. Louis, MO — Roy William Gunn was sentenced to 96 months in prison on charges involving the attempted arson of four different buildings in Elsberry, MO. More »

Carroll, Iowa Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

December 19, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On December 11, 2012, Chad Allen Brayman, age 26, of Carroll, Iowa, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Council Bluffs on the charge of felon in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Brayman to 120 months in prison on each of two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, to be served concurrently. Judge Jarvey also ordered Brayman to serve 3 years of supervised release following his imprisonment, to pay a $200.00 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund, and to forfeit the firearms and ammunition found in his possession. Brayman remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending designation the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence. More »

Sarcoxie Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Financial Transactions in Scheme to Sell Cooking Oil Stolen from Restaurants

December 18, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Sarcoxie, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to structuring financial transactions in order to evade federal reporting requirements as part of a scheme to sell stolen cooking oil that was intended for recycling. More »

Washburn Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Prescription Medication in the Linn County Jail

December 14, 2012

A man who sold his prescription oxycodone medication to other inmates for candy bars while being held in Linn County Jail on federal charges was sentenced on December 12, 2012, to over two years in federal prison on the drug charge. More »

11 Defendants Indicted for Drug–Trafficking Conspiracy Resulting in Three Deaths

December 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges related to a drug–trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the deaths of three persons during a recent home invasion in Independence, Mo. More »

KC Man, ’Career Offender,’

Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug–Trafficking Conspiracy

December 10, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for participating in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine in Kansas City. More »

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to 8 Years Imprisonment for Distribution of Crack Cocaine and Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

December 6, 2012

A felon who sold crack and possessed a gun was sentenced today to 8 years in federal prison. More »

Corwith Man with Violent Past Gets Over 5 Years for Firearm Conviction

December 5, 2012

A Hancock County man who a jury convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition was sentenced on November 30, 2012, to more than 5 years in federal prison. More »

Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Coffeyville Arson Case

December 3, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. — A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for arson, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. More »

Jury Convicts Sioux City Man of Interstate Stalking and Using a Firearm During the Offense

December 3, 2012

A man who stalked his estranged wife and transported her from South Sioux City Nebraska to Sioux City, Iowa was convicted by a jury on November 30, 2012, after a 5– day trial in federal court in Sioux City. More »

Final Participants in Des Moines Firebombing Sentenced in Federal Court

November 30, 2012

DES MOINES, IA — Two Des Moines men were sentenced for their roles in the use of Molotov cocktails in an attempt to destroy an apartment leasing office, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. On November 29, 2012, Dentaro Andre Lee, age 31, was sentenced to a term of 60 months imprisonment for conspiracy to commit malicious damage or destruction by use of explosive materials. More »

Jury Convicts KC Man of Illegal Firearms

November 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today of illegally possessing firearms. More »

Felon Convicted of Firearms Possession Sent to Federal Prison

November 26, 2012

Jason Emery Dodd, age 38, from Woden, Iowa, was sentenced to federal prison after a plea of guilty on July 23, 2012, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dodd had been convicted of two previous felonies including theft in the second degree in Iowa in 2003, and arson in Tennessee in 1994. More »

Sioux City Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years Imprisonment on Stolen Firearm Charges

November 21, 2012

Scott Allen Slauter, age 38, from Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced to federal prison after a plea of guilty on August 15, 2012, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. Slauter had been convicted of three previous felony crimes of violence. Slauter has a history of engaging in dangerous behavior including a robbery where he robbed and shot a store clerk in the face, and an escape attempt where he overpowered two correctional officers, stole two cars, and crashed through two road blocks. He has driven while intoxicated at least twice, and he has burglarized a manufacturing company. More »

Gangster Disciples Gang Member to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

November 20, 2012

A Cedar Rapids man who was an active member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced on November 19, 2012 to more than 17 years in federal prison. More »

Illegal Alien and Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing a Firearm and Illegally Re–Entering the United States

November 20, 2012

Daniel Saquil–Orozco, age 25, from Guatemala and living in Sioux City, was sentenced to federal prison after a plea of guilty on July 10, 2012, to one count of being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one count of being an alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously removed. More »

NITRO Task Force Celebrates 10 Years

November 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation (NITRO) is celebrating 10 years as a task force. NITRO was launched in October 2002 to reduce drug–related and violent crime in northwest Missouri. More »

Burlington Man Sentenced on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

November 19, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA — On November 16, 2012, David Lee Davis, Jr., age 26, of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose also ordered that Davis serve four years of supervised release following imprisonment and pay $200 towards the Crime Victim Fund. Davis previously had entered pleas of guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. More »

Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison as an Armed Career Criminal

November 16, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On November 16, 2012, David James Baber, age 44, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 200 months imprisonment for the crime of being a career criminal in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose also sentenced Baber to serve five years of supervised release following imprisonment and pay $100 towards the Crime Victim Fund. More »

Local Man Sentenced to 188 Months on Federal Firearms Charge

November 16, 2012

St. Louis, MO – Warnell Reid was sentenced to 188 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, consecutive to sentences for Robbery in the First Degree and drug charges for which he is on parole from the Missouri Department of Corrections. More »

Bettendorf Woman Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy Resulting in an Overdose Death

November 16, 2012

A woman who admitted being involved in the distribution of heroin to a customer who died was sentenced yesterday to more than four years in federal prison. More »

McPherson County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

November 15, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. — A man from McPherson County has pleaded guilty to using a 9–year–old girl to produce child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. More »

Serial Arsonist Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Starting Three Fires

November 15, 2012

A convicted arsonist was sentenced to twenty years in prison today for starting three fires, one of which injured a firefighter. More »

Escaped Prisoner Recaptured, Sentenced to 30 Years for $1.4 Million Drug–Trafficking Conspiracy, Stealing Nearly 100,000 Pills in Pharmacy Burglaries

November 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Philadelphia, Penn., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a $1.4 million drug–trafficking conspiracy that included nearly 100,000 pills that were stolen in a series of pharmacy burglaries. More »

Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Assault In Dodge City Racketeering Case

November 13, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. — A member of a Dodge City street gang targeted in a federal racketeering case has pleaded guilty to assaulting what he thought were members of a rival gang, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. More »

Mount Vernon Man Sentenced to Serve 70 Years Imprisonment for Murder for Hire and Gun Crimes

November 7, 2012

A man who pled guilty to a firearms offense and later tried to kill the Mount Vernon, Iowa, Chief of Police to prevent his testimony at a federal sentencing hearing was sentenced today to 70 years in prison.More »

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To Dealing Explosives Without a Federal License

November 7, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to dealing in M-80s and other explosive materials without a federal license, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. More »

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Lying While Purchasing Handguns

November 2, 2012

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on November 2, 2012, Dahler Muhitdinov, a citizen of Tajikistan, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon to 12 months and 1 day in prison for lying about his citizenship while purchasing firearms. When a firearm is purchased from a licensed dealer, the purchaser has to fill out a form produced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More »

Sedalia Man Pleads Guilty to Placing a Home-Made Bomb in Parking Lot of Warsaw Wal-Mart

November 2, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Sedalia, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a destructive device after he planted a home-made bomb behind a car in the parking lot of a Warsaw, Mo., Wal-Mart store. More »

KC Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery in Which Security Guard was Killed

November 1, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in the murder of 70-year-old security guard Dwight Mayhugh, Sr., during an armed bank robbery in 2006. More »

Semi–Automatic Firearm Sends Gang Member and Registered Sex Offender to Federal Prison

November 1, 2012

A Sioux City gang member and registered sex offender whose criminal activity was discovered as part of the investigation of a May 1, 2007, drive–by shooting in Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison. More »

St. Louis County Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison on Federal Drug & Weapons Charges

November 1, 2012

St. Louis, MO — Demetrius McCalister was sentenced to 144 months in prison on drug and weapons charges involving the shooting of a man during a struggle over the purchase of a ½ pound of marijuana. More »

Man Who Fled Motorcycle Club Incident Charged With Federal Firearms Violation

October 31, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A man who led police on a car chase when he fled from an incident at the Egyptian Cobras Motorcycle Club has been charged with a federal firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. More »

Twice–Convicted Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison

October 31, 2012

An Ida Grove, Iowa, man was sentenced October 30, 2012, to five years in federal prison. More »

Jury Convicts Hereford House Owner of Arson Conspiracy

October 31, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an owner of the Hereford House restaurant and two men he hired were convicted in federal court today of their roles in an arson conspiracy that destroyed the landmark downtown Kansas City restaurant on Oct. 20, 2008. More »

Jury Convicts KC Man of Illegally Possessing an Assault Rifle

October 30, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man who was arrested after a high–speed pursuit during a homicide investigation was convicted in federal court today of illegally possessing an assault rifle.More »

Sheldon Man Sentencced on Federal Firearms Charges

October 26, 2012

A man who dealt firearms without a license and traveled to multiple states to illegally deal firearms was sentenced in federal district court on October 26, 2012 in Sioux City.More »

21 St. Joseph Residents Among 25 Defendants Indicted For Drug Trafficking, Firearms Violations

October 24, 2012

Kansas City, MO – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 21 St. Joseph, Mo., residents are among 25 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in six separate but related cases as a result of a large-scale investigation of illegal narcotics and firearms trafficking in the St. Joseph area.More »

Tabor Man Sentenced on Firearms Charge

October 22, 2012

DES MOINES, IA – On October 19, 2012, Brandon Scott Sutton, age 35, of Tabor, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Des Moines, Iowa, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Drug and Gun Dealers Sentenced

October 18, 2012

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that the last two members of a drug conspiracy were sentenced in federal court.More »

Des Moines Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Malicious Use of Explosive Materials

October 19, 2012

DES MOINES, IA – On October 19, 2012, Jeremy Cardell Dennis, age26, of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to a term of 22 months imprisonment for malicious use of explosive materials, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Van Buren County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug and Firearms Offenses

October 18, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On October 18, 2012, Jeffrey Lee Himes, age 44, from Douds, Iowa, was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Fort Dodge Man to Federal Prison for Firearm Conviction

October 12, 2012

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced October 12, 2012, to more than 24 years in federal prison.More »

20-Year Old to Federal Prison for Firearm Conviction

October 12, 2012

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced October 12, 2012, to ten years in federal prison.More »

Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Methadone

October 10, 2012

A man who sold his prescription methadone pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.More »

Lincoln County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson Charges

October 4, 2012

St. Louis, Mo. – Roy William Gunn pled guilty to charges involving the attempted arson of four different buildings in Elsberry, MO.More »

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Scheme

October 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Basehor, Kan., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to attempting to hire a man to kill his wife.More »

Shelby County Resident Sentenced to 30 Months for Possession of a Destructive Device

September 28, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On Friday, September 28, 2012, Alan Lee Heath, age 38, of Harlan, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for possessing a destructive device.More »

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Possessing Stolen Firearm

September 28, 2012

A man who possessed a stolen .38 caliber revolver was sentenced on September 26, 2012, to ten years in federal prison.More »

Cedar Rapids Methamphetmine Dealer Sentenced to Twenty-Seven Years in Federal Prison

September 28, 2012

A man who sold large quantities of crystal methamphetamine out of his garage for the past four years was sentenced on September 27, 2012, to twenty-seven years in federal prison.More »

12 Men Indicted for Illegal Firearms, Ammunition

September 26, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that 10 Kansas City, Mo., men, a St. Joseph, Mo., man and an Independence, Mo., man were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.More »

Chicago Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years for Heroin Conspiracy and Causing Overdose Death and Injury

September 24, 2012

A man who sold heroin that killed one person and nearly killed another was sentenced on September 17, 2012, to more than 16 years in federal prison.More »

Federal Drug, Gun Charges Filed Against Former Topeka Correctional Employee

September 19, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – A former employee of the Topeka Correctional Facility has been indicted on federal charges of drug trafficking and firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Springfield Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearms

September 19, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing firearms.More »

Islamic Center of Joplin July Fourth Arson Reward Increased to $50,000

September 19, 2012

JOPLIN, Mo. – The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced today a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire at the Islamic Center of Joplin on July 4, 2012.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Crack Cocaine, Illegal Firearm

September 17, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing crack cocaine and illegally possessing a firearm.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegal Firearm & Found Responsible for Murder

September 11, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to the 2008 Bombing in a Clayton Parking Garage

September 11, 2012

St. Louis, Mo. – Milton Ohlsen, III, entered a guilty plea to four counts involving the 2008 bombing in the Carondelet Plaza garage that injured Clayton attorney John L. Gillis.More »

Four-Time Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison

September 7, 2012

A Webster City, Iowa, man was sentenced September 5, 2012, to more than three years in federal prison.More »

Two KC Men Sentenced for Armed Robberies

September 7, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four Kansas City, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to armed robberies at several local businesses and face lengthy mandatory prison terms for using firearms in violent crimes.More »

Indictments

September 6, 2012

Tracy Eberhart, 41, Leon, Kan., and Jeffrey Eberhart, 50, Leon, Kan., are charged with firearms and explosives violations.More »

Indictment Returned in Alleged Waterloo Heroin Conspiracy

September 6, 2012

A federal grand jury has charged fourteen more people with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Waterloo area.More »

Five KC Men Sentenced for Illegal Firearms, Ammunition

September 5, 2012

Kansas City, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that five men were sentenced in federal court today, in separate and unrelated cases, for illegally possessing firearms or ammunition.More »

Chicago Man Convicted of Heroin Conspiracy

August 30, 2012

A man who conspired to distribute heroin was convicted by a jury August 29, 2012, after a 2-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.More »

Twice Convicted Felon Convicted of Federal Gun Crime

August 31, 2012

DA man who possessed a firearm after having been convicted of two previous felonies, pled guilty on August 29, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.More »

Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty to Molotov Cocktail Conspiracy

August 28, 2012

DES MOINES, IOWA – On August 27, 2012, Dentaro Andre Lee pled guilty to conspiracy for his role in the fire-bombing of a Des Moines, Iowa apartment complex in January 2011, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska

August 23, 2012

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned indictments.More »

Owners of Gun Store/Beauty Shop Charged With Firearms Violations

August 22, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Butler County couple who ran a combined beauty shop and gun store have been charged with federal firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Trenton Man Charged with Jamesport Bank Robbery

August 23, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Trenton, Mo., man has been charged in federal court for the robbery of a Jamesport, Mo., bank earlier this month.More »

Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

August 21, 2012

A man who possessed a pistol after having been convicted of five previous felonies was sentenced August 1, 2012, to 10 years in federal prison.More »

Jury Convicts Independence Man of Attempting to Illegally Purchase Firearms

August 21, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today of making false statements to firearms dealers in two separate attempts to illegally purchase firearms.More »

Targeting Omaha Gun Crime

August 21, 2012

Omaha, Neb. – The Omaha Police Department (OPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently launched an ad campaign in Omaha to encourage the public to report gun crimes.More »

Mexican National Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Meth Conspiracy, Illegal Firearm

August 17, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mexican national in Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Islamic Center of Joplin Fire Cause Remains Undetermined

August 16, 2012

JOPLIN, Mo. – The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety's Office of the State Fire Marshal have completed the on-scene investigation into the cause of a fire at the Islamic Center of Joplin.More »

Wever Man Sentenced to 120 Months Imprisonment for Drug and Firearm Offenses

August 15, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 15, 2012, James Earl Arnold, age 41, of Wever, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and possession of a sawed-off shotgun, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Jury Convicts KC Man of Illegal Firearm; Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison

August 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man has been convicted in federal court of illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Davenport Man Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Arson and Firearm Offenses

August 10, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 9, 2012, Cordell Lashell McDowell, age 24, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to arson and possession of a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.More »

Indictment: Three Dealt Explosives Without Federal License in Kansas City, Kan.

August 9, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Ks. – Three people have been charged with dealing in M-80s and other explosive materials without a federal explosives license in Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Second Federal Firearms Conviction Sends Kansas City Man To Prison for 8 Years

August 6, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A second federal firearms conviction will send a Kansas City, Kan., man to federal prison for eight years, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Fire-Islamic Center of Joplin

August 6, 2012

Joplin, MO – At approximately 3:40 a.m., August 6, 2012, the Carl Junction Fire Department and the Jasper County Sheriff's Department responded to a fire at the Islamic Center of Joplin after being notified of the fire by individuals passing the center.More »

Man Wounded in Gun Battle Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charge

August 6, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man who was wounded in a gun battle has been sentenced to prison on a federal firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Chillicothe Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm

August 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Chillicothe, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Drug Trafficking

August 1, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a large crack cocaine conspiracy.More »

Kansas City Men Sentenced On Gun Charges Involving AK-47

July 31, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two Kansas City men have been sentenced to federal prison after police found an AK-47 in their car, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.More »

McPherson County Man Charged With Producing Child Pornography

July 25, 2012

KTOPEKA, KAN. – A McPherson County man has been charged with using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Serial Arsonist Found Guilty of Starting Three Fires

July 25, 2012

A convicted arsonist was found guilty by a jury today, after a seven-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids, of starting three fires, one of which injured a firefighter.More »

Strip Club Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms

July 25, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a strip club in Sunrise Beach, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing 31 firearms.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegal Firearm

July 25, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a Kansas City, Mo., man who was arrested after ramming a police car twice then leading officers on a high-speed chase was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Omaha Man Receives 60 Months for Distributing Crack Cocaine

July 24, 2012

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Larry Johnson, 20, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 23, 2012, to 60 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp for distributing 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.More »

Davenport Man Sentenced After Federal Firearms Conviction

July 17, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On July 18, 2012, Dietrich Anthony Wilmington, age 23, from Davenport, Iowa was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt, having previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited personMore »

Council Bluffs Man Sentenced for Sawed-Off Shotgun

July 18, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On July 17, 2012, Jaime Richard Schieffer, age 48, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Council Bluffs, IowaMore »

FBI Seeks Assistance From Public

July 17, 2012

Announces $15,000 Reward For Information Related To Fire at the Islamic Center of JoplinMore »

Indictment: Drug Ring's Sales of Cocaine, Marijuana Totaled $16.9 Million In Douglas, Johnson Counties

July 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Thirty-five defendants are charged in a federal indictment unsealed here today alleging they worked for a drug trafficking organization that distributed $16.9 million worth of high-grade marijuana and cocaine in Johnson and Douglas Counties, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner said today.More »

Topeka Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Cocaine Case

June 27, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for trafficking in cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 87 Years in Prison for Two Armed Bank Robberies, Resulting in Death of Security Guard

June 26, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced today for his role in two armed bank robberies in 2006 in which he shot and killed a security guard.More »

19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearm

June 26, 2012

A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty June 21, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.More »

Springfield Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Illegal Firearm

June 22, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

June 22, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Semi–Automatic Firearm Sends Gang Member to Federal Prison

June 20, 2012

A Sioux City man was sentenced June 8, 2012, to thirty–two months in federal prison.More »

‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive Arrested in Kentucky for Illegal Firearms

June 20, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a federal fugitive who has been on the ATF’s Most Wanted list was arrested in Kentucky today.More »

Licking Man Sentenced for Arson Fires at Truck Stops in Six States

June 14, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Licking, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for setting a series of arson fires at truck stops across six states.More »

Federal Drug Charges Filed Against 25 in Johnson, Douglas Counties

June 13, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Federal drug charges have been filed against more than two dozen defendants in Johnson and Douglas counties, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Columbian National Sentenced to 30 Years for Multi–Million Dollar Drug–Trafficking Conspiracy

June 13, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. B David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for leading one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the metropolitan area.More »

Topeka Man Gets Six Years On Firearms Charge

June 11, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Topeka man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison on a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Sioux City Man With History of Violence Gets More Than 27 Years for Federal Drug and Firearms Conviction

June 7, 2012

A Sioux City man was sentenced May 31, 2012, to over twenty-seven years in federal prison for distributing marijuana, illegally possessing firearms, and possessing firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.More »

Jury Convicts Hannibal Man of Illegally Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun, Faces At Least 15 years in Prison

June 6, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Hannibal, Mo., man was convicted by a federal trial jury today of illegally possessing a sawed-off shotgun.More »

Jury Convicts KC Man in Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy

June 6, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted by a federal trial jury today of participating in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.More »

Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Firearm

June 6, 2012

At the plea hearing, Perry admitted that on December 28, 2011, he knowingly possessed a stolen firearm. Just after 11:00 p.m. on December 28, 2011, Perry's vehicle was stopped by police in Cedar Rapids for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, officers found a loaded .38 caliber revolver under a towel on the driver’s seat. The handgun had been reported stolen in October 2011. Perry had previously been convicted in Cook County Illinois of robbery in 1991 and 1999, and convicted in Linn County Iowa of delivery of a controlled substance in 2009. More »

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty In Drug, Firearms Case

June 4, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty today to federal drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.More »

Oran Man Sentenced to 300 Months on Federal Charges

May 29, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that an Oran, Missouri was sentenced on federal charges.More »

Washburn Charged with Distributing Oxycodone

May 29, 2012

Donald Keith Washburn from Cedar Rapids, has been charged with one count of distributing oxycodone. The charge is contained in an Indictment unsealed on May 23, 2012, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.More »

Indictment: Dodge City Woman Lied To Grand Jury During Investigation of Nortenos Gang

May 24, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. — A Dodge City, KAN., woman has been indicted on a charge of lying to a grand jury during an investigation of the Nortenos gang, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Blue Springs Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm After Accidentally Shooting a Friend

May 24, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Blue Springs, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. The crime was discovered after he accidentally shot a friend and took him to the hospital for treatment.More »

Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Conspiracy Case

May 24, 2012

A man who conspired to distribute heroin after a conviction for a federal drug felony plead guilty on May 24, 2012, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.More »

Davenport Man Sentenced after Federal Conviction for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

May 18, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA — On May 18, 2012, Kerry Bernard Morgan, age 43, from Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 41 months of imprisonment by Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner, having previously pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Morgan also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.More »

Cedar Rapids Man Convicted of Possession of a Handgun After Having Been Convicted of Eight Prior Felonies

May 17, 2012

A man who possessed a firearm after having been convicted of eight prior felonies was convicted by a jury today after a one-day trial in Federal Court in Cedar Rapids. More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Wichita Mosque Arson

May 16, 2012

WICHITA, Kan. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wichita Fire Department announced today ATF is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Oct. 31, 2011 fire at the Islamic Association of Mid-Kansas, located 3406 W. Taft in Wichita, Kan.More »

Corwith, Iowa Man Convicted on Firearms Charge

May 14, 2012

A Hancock County man was convicted by a federal jury on May 9, 2012, after a 3-day trial in federal court in Sioux City.More »

Felon Sent to Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm

May 14, 2012

A Storm Lake, Iowa, man was sentenced May 9, 2012, to more than three years in federal prison.More »

Kansas Man Charged in Murder–For–Hire Scheme

May 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Basehor, Kan., man has been charged in federal court with attempting to pay a hit man $1,800 to murder his wife.More »

Federal Indictment Alleges Racketeering, Murder

May 11, 2012

DODGE CITY, KAN. – A federal indictment unsealed today alleges Norteno gang members in Dodge City, Kan., were involved in racketeering and murder, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

KC Man Sentenced for Armed Robberies

May 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in armed robberies at several local businesses.More »

Federal Indictment: Topeka Man Possessed Molotov Cocktail

May 2, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – Thomas Hays Stillings, 23, who is being held in the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device containing a flammable liquid, commonly called a Molotov Cocktail. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 20, 2012 in Shawnee County.More »

Iowa City Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Heroin Conspiracy and Causing Overdose Deaths

May 1, 2012

Two Iowa City men who provided heroin to two individuals who died from using the heroin were sentenced on April 23 and 30 to federal prison.More »

Greenwood County Man Sentenced for Possession of Explosives

May 1, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Greenwood County, Kan., man has been sentenced to federal prison for manufacturing and possessing incendiary bombs, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

St. Louis Man Setenced to Life in Prison for Carjacking & Shooting at Police

April 30, 2012

St. Louis, MO – Harold Ford was sentenced for his 2009 armed carjacking and shooting at police officers after abandoning the vehicle.More »

KC Man Convicted of Operating a Drug House

April 27, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — B David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today of using his residence as a place to distribute crack cocaine. This is the defendant’s second federal conviction this month following two bench trials in separate cases before two different judges.More »

KC Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Following Illegal Shooting

April 25, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man who was responsible for a fatal shooting was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

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

April 23, 2012

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.More »

KC Men Plead Guilty to Armed Robberies; Three Men Face 32 Years in Prison

April 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four Kansas City, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to armed robberies at several local businesses and face lengthy mandatory prison terms for using firearms in violent crimes.More »

Nigerian Citizen Convicted of Gun Crimes in Wichita

April 18, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury today found a Nigerian citizen who has been living in Wichita guilty of gun crimes, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Independence Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy Resulting in Woman’s Death

April 17, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Independence, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which resulted in the death of an Independence woman who ingested multiple baggies of methamphetamine when she was arrested by law enforcement officers.More »

Former FBI Most Wanted Sentenced for Illegal Firearm

April 16, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. B David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., woman who was formerly on the FBI’s Most Wanted list was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Illegal Firearm

April 11, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Fort Dodge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

April 9, 2012

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced April 9, 2012, to more than 4 years in federal prison.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

April 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Four Indicted in Undercover Investigation

March 30, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. – The United States’ Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Omaha Police Department announced today four defendants have been charged with federal crimes following a five month undercover investigation. The announcement follows the defendants’ initial appearances today in U.S. District Court.More »

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

March 29, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division and the Des Moines Police Department announced today ATF is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a gun store burglary.More »

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

March 28, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — On March 27, 2012, Merle Leon Ivey, age 29, a resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Southern District of Iowa District Court Judge John Jarvey also ordered Ivey to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration. Ivey entered a guilty plea on November 3, 2011, to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and agreed to forfeit to the United States the firearm he possessed.More »

ATF Trains Bomb-Sniffing Dogs to Identify Homemade Explosives

March 28, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division is holding a three-day training event for explosives detection canines.More »

Davenport Man Sentenced to 160 Months for Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm In Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

March 23, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA — On March 23, 2012, Eldonte Lamar Kirk, age 26, of Davenport was sentenced to 160 months imprisonment for possession of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Robert W. Pratt also ordered Kirk to serve 5 years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $200 to the Crime Victims Fund. On October 24, 2011, Kirk entered a guilty plea in federal court to both charges.More »

Storm Lake Man Gets 15 Years for Firearm Conviction

March 21, 2012

A Storm Lake man who a jury convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced on March 12, 2012 to 15 years in federal prison.More »

ATF Kansas City Field Division Most Wanted

March 16, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division announced the creation of a new website highlighting the Kansas City Field Division’s Most Wanted Fugitives. Through this endeavor, ATF is enlisting the public’s help in apprehending the fugitives.More »

Winfield Man Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges

March 15, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 15, 2012, Charles Thomas Petro, age 58, of Winfield, Iowa, was sentenced to 50 months of imprisonment stemming from his conviction for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Petro to three years of supervised release following imprisonment and ordered him to pay $100 to the Crime Victim's Fund.More »

31 Indicted for $1 Million Drug–Trafficking Conspiracy

March 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 31 defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1 million drug–trafficking conspiracy that distributed at least 15 kilos of methamphetamine as well as cocaine and marijuana.More »

Storm Lake Man with Violent Past Gets 15 Years for Firearm Conviction

March 15, 2012

Darwin Zoch, age 43, of Storm Lake, Iowa, received the prison term after a jury found him guilty on November 16, 2011, of being a felon in possession of two firearms and 646 rounds of ammunition. Zoch had previously been convicted of several felony offenses.More »

Local Attorney Sentenced for Drug Possession

March 14, 2012

A Cedar Rapids attorney who possessed crack cocaine in November 2011 was sentenced today to 15 days’ imprisonment.More »

Missouri Fireworks Manufacturer Explosion Ruled Accidental

March 7, 2012

DITTMER, Mo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department announced further details about the cause of an explosion involving a fireworks manufacturer.More »

Explosion at Missouri Fireworks Manufacturer Under Investigation

March 6, 2012

DITTMER, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating an explosives incident at a fireworks manufacturer.More »

Sheldon Man Convicted of 5 Firearm Charges

March 2, 2012

A man who dealt firearms without a license and traveled interstate to deal firearms was convicted by a jury March 1, 2012, after a 3–day trial in federal court in Sioux City.More »

Two Lawrence Men Sentenced On Counterfeiting, Drug Trafficking Charges

February 29, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that additional charges have been filed against a fugitive from England who was arrested in Ozark, Mo., and indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing firearms, document fraud and identity theft.More »

Fugitive From England Indicted for Illegal Firearms, Document Fraud, Identify Theft

February 28, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two Lawrence men have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to counterfeit U.S. currency, drug trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

North Liberty Man Sentenced After Federal Conviction for Drug and Firearm Charges

February 22, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA — On February 22, 2012, James Thomas Richter, age 41, of North Liberty, Iowa was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt, after pleading guilty to manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Richter was also ordered to be placed on four years of supervised release and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.More »

KC Man Sentenecd to 30 Years for Multi Million Dollar Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

February 22, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. B Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo., men and a St. Paul, Minn., man were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City area.More »

Arrest in Multiple Elsberry Arsons

February 17, 2012

ELSBERRY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Lincoln County Arson Task Force announced today that Roy William Gunn, age 33, of Elsberry, Mo., was arrested in connection with multiple arson fires. More »

ATF Offers Reward in Strasser Apartment Complex Arson

February 14, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division is offering a reward of $10,000 for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire at the Strasser Village Apartments.More »

Cape Girardeau Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

February 13, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a Cape Girardeau, Missouri man pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm..More »

Man Sentenced for Gun Offense

February 13, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 10, 2012, Zachery Damon Clain, age 20, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Clain to two years supervised release.More »

Wichita Man Becomes 20th Defendant to Plead Guilty from ATF Sting Operation in Wichita

February 6, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge, becoming the 20th defendant so far to plead guilty in federal court as a result of a sting operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Two Arrested In KCK Charged With Firearms Violations

February 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two men arrested Wednesday morning in Kansas City, KAN., have been charged with federal firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

KC Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Assault Rifle

January 27, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with illegally possessing a firearm.More »

Five Joplin Residents Indicted in Heroin Conspiracy that Resulted in Death

January 27, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five Joplin, Mo., residents have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, which resulted in the death of a 267—year—old Joplin man.More »

Call to Scene of Homicide Led to Gun Charge Conviction, Prison

January 23, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Kansas City, Kan., man whose roommate was murdered has been sentenced to 46 months on federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 164 Years In String of Armed Robberies

January 18, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced to 164 years for a string of armed robberies, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charges

January 17, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a Charleston, Missouri man pled guilty to gun charges.More »

Sikeston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charges

January 17, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a Sikeston, Missouri man pled guilty to gun charges.More »

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges

January 17, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a Jackson, Missouri man pled guilty to gun and drug charges.More »

Liberty Hills Country Club Fire Investigation Concluded

January 11, 2012

LIBERTY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State Fire Marshal have completed the on-scene investigation into the cause of a fire at the Liberty Hills Country Club. The fire occurred at 19808 County Road H on Jan. 6 at approximately 5:43 p.m. More »

ATF Offers Reward in Kennett Country Club Arson

January 10, 2012

KENNETT, Mo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division announced today ATF is offering a reward of $10,000 for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire at the Kennett Country Club. This is in addition to the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshal’s previously announced reward of up to $5,000. More »

Cape Girardeau Man Sentenced to 27 Months for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

January 6, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that MICHAEL G. O’NEAL was sentenced to 27 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. On May 15, 2011, officers responded at 12:14 a.m. to a call of shots fired at 134 S. Lorimier in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Officers encountered O’Neal who was yelling from his second floor apartment at 136 S. Lorimier. Unable to determine where the shots came from, the officers returned to patrol.More »

Robert Earl Bell Wanted Poster

January 6, 2012

Robert Earl BELL is wanted by ATF – Kansas City Field Division for his alleged role in the firebombing of the Deer Ridge Apartment Complex on January 3, 2011.More »

Blue Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm After Accidentally Shooting a Friend

January 5, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Blue Springs, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm. The crime was discovered after he accidentally shot a friend and took him to the hospital for treatment.More »

Leavenworth Man Pleads Guilty To Jefferson County Gun Store Burglary

January 5, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to stealing 15 shotguns, rifles and pistols from a Jefferson County gun store, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.More »

KC Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting, Meth Conspiracy; Faces 12 Years in Federal Prison

January 4, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. B Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man who shot another man during a home invasion robbery pleaded guilty in federal court today to the shooting and to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.More »

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

January 4, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.More »