For Immediate Release
Des Moines Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offenses
David Marken Aikoriegie sentenced to 96 months for stealing firearms from area gun retailers
DES MOINES, Iowa – On June 27, 2018, David Marken Aikoriegie, age 23, of Des Moines, appeared before United States District Court Senior Judge Robert W. Pratt and was sentenced to 96 months in prison for three counts of stealing a firearm from a federal firearm licensee and unlawful sale of a stolen firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Aikoriegie was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term.
According to court documents, Aikoriegie admitted he stole three firearms from JLM Gun Shoppe in Urbandale on November 16, 2017; ten firearms from Rangemasters in Clive on December 2, 2017; and eleven firearms from Rangemasters on December 14, 2017. He also admitted to selling one of those stolen firearms to another person on December 16, 2017.
This investigation was conducted by the Clive Police Department; United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Des Moines Police Department; and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as 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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s 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 the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.