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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Nicholas A. Klinefeldt
, United States Attorney
Contact: Kevin VanderSchel

Federal Court Sentences Johnson County Man for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 14, 2015, David Allen Goodwin, age 35, of Johnson County, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 180 months in prison, after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Goodwin was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment, forfeit the involved firearm, and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On October 9, 2013, Goodwin was found in possession of a Bushmaster model XM15-E2S, .223 caliber semiautomatic rifle at his Johnson County residence. Goodwin had been previously convicted of a felony, and at sentencing was found to be an armed career criminal as the result of three prior convictions for serious drug offenses and a violent felony.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Iowa Sixth Judicial District Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

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