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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel, Director of Community Relations
(612) 664-5611

Council Bluffs Man Sentenced on Firearms Charge

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — On June 6, 2011, Jack Gregory Milledge, age 37, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner imposed the sentence of imprisonment to run consecutively to, that is, in addition to, a sentence of 6–9 years imprisonment which Milldege is currently serving on a State of Nebraska burglary and theft charge. The judge also sentenced Milledge to three years of supervised release following his imprisonment, and imposed a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. In sentencing Milledge, the judge noted Milledge’s extensive criminal history and the seriousness of someone with the defendant’s criminal history being in possession of a firearm. The defendant remains detained in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his term of imprisonment.

On March 3, 2011, Milledge appeared in federal court in Council Bluffs and entered a guilty plea to the charge of felon in possession of a firearm. The charge arises from a November 11, 2009, search of the residence of Milledge in Council Bluffs. During the search, officers found a loaded .22 caliber handgun, which was later determined to be stolen. Prior to November 11, 2009, Milledge had been convicted of a number of felony and other offenses in Iowa and Nebraska, including, among others, burglaries, theft and stolen property offenses, and trespass offenses.

This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, and was investigated by the South West Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.