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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Kevin W. Techau
, United States Attorney
Contact: Steve Young

Seven Charged With Waterloo Firearm and Ammunition Offenses

Six men and a woman have been charged with firearm and ammunition offenses.  The charges are contained in complaints unsealed late yesterday and this morning in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.   

Shane Paul Sliekers, age 30, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-156-JSS) alleges that, on or about August 7, 2014, Sliekers possessed a .380 caliber handgun at his residence on Center Street in Waterloo.  Sliekers allegedly used the handgun to fire at his ex-wife and another person on Mulberry Street in Waterloo earlier that same day.  Sliekers allegedly had been convicted of felony Second Degree Burglary in 2002 and felony Willful Injury/Domestic Abuse in 2004.

Sliekers is in state custody.  No appearance date has been set. 

Dameon Harris, age 23, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-152-JSS) alleges that, on or about April 7, 2015, Harris possessed a loaded .22 caliber handgun at his girlfriend’s apartment in Parkview Boulevard in Waterloo.  Harris allegedly matched the description of a person involved in a shooting near the apartment earlier that day.  Officers allegedly recovered spent .22 caliber shell casings from the area of the shooting.  Harris allegedly had been convicted of felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon/Vehicle in 2013.

Harris appears today, May 27, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. in federal court in Cedar Rapids. 

Dreyan Rashad Anderson, age 19, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of being an unlawful user of marijuana in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-154-JSS) alleges that, on or about April 7, 2015, Anderson possessed a loaded .32 caliber revolver in his waistband during a traffic stop on Martin Luther King Drive and Linden Avenue in Waterloo.  At the time, Anderson was allegedly an unlawful user of marijuana.  

Anderson appears today, May 27, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Tyrone Parrow, age 25, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of being a domestic abuser in possession of a firearm.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-159-JSS) alleges that, on or about April 7, 2015, at about 1:15 a.m., Parrow possessed a loaded 9 millimeter handgun during a traffic stop in the area of West 9th Street and Linder Drive in Waterloo.  A female and a small child were in the vehicle with Parrow at the time of the stop.  Parrow allegedly had been convicted of Domestic Abuse Assault / Strangulation and Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury in March 2014.

Parrow is in state custody.  No appearance date has been set.  

Christine Tiara Williams, age 34, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Marcus Robert Sykes, age 29, from Waterloo, Iowa, have each been charged with one count of being unlawful users of marijuana in possession of a firearm.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-157-JSS) alleges that, on or about April 8, 2015, Williams and Sykes possessed a 9 millimeter handgun seized from a vehicle parked at a gas station on La Porte Road in Waterloo.  At the time, both Williams and Sykes were allegedly unlawful users of marijuana.  Officers’ attention was allegedly brought to the vehicle and block due to an earlier shooting in the 1400 block of Jefferson in Waterloo.  Williams allegedly bought the handgun two days before, on April 6, 2015, and gave it to Sykes.

Williams appeared yesterday, May 26, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was released on conditions set by the court. 

Sykes also appeared yesterday May 26, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was detained pending a detention hearing set for May 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 

Marshondus Trenedale Brown, age 23, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of being an unlawful user of marijuana in possession of ammunition.  The Complaint (Case Number 15-MJ-155-JSS) alleges that, on or about April 17, 2015, Brown possessed .45 caliber ammunition at a convenience store on Broadway Street in Waterloo.  At the time, Brown was allegedly an unlawful user of marijuana.  Brown had allegedly fired the ammunition from a firearm in connection with a fight that started in the store and then spilled out into the street. 

Brown is in state custody.  No appearance date has been set. 

If convicted, each individual faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tony Morfitt, C.J. Williams, Dan Chatham, and Tim Vavricek, and Special Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Eldridge and Ravi Narayan in coordination with the Blackhawk County Attorney’s Office.  The cases were investigated by the Waterloo Police Department, the Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

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