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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2012

Stephanie M. Rose, United States Attorney

Contact: Peter Deegan

Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Firearm

A man who possessed a stolen .38 caliber revolver pleaded guilty on June 5, 2012, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Germaine Perry, age 38, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of possession of a stolen firearm.

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.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Perry remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Perry faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and was investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Court file information is available at

The case file number is CR 12-16.