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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

November 21, 2012

Sean R. Berry, United States Attorney

Contact: Timothy Duax, Public Information Officer
(712) 255-6011

Sioux City Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years Imprisonment on Stolen Firearm Charges

Scott Allen Slauter, age 38, from Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced to federal prison after a plea of guilty on August 15, 2012, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. Slauter had been convicted of three previous felony crimes of violence. Slauter has a history of engaging in dangerous behavior including a robbery where he robbed and shot a store clerk in the face, and an escape attempt where he overpowered two correctional officers, stole two cars, and crashed through two road blocks. He has driven while intoxicated at least twice, and he has burglarized a manufacturing company.

On January 6, 2012, Slauter burglarized a home in Sioux City, Iowa. During the burglary he brandished a .38 caliber handgun. Slauter stole jewelry and a pistol, and fortunately, Slauter’s crime was captured on the homeowner’s private security camera. Officers searched defendant’s residence and recovered the stolen pistol and two loaded magazines and fifteen additional rounds. It was later discovered Slauter sold the jewelry, and officers tracked the jewelry and recovered the items.

Slauter was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Slauter was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a three–year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Slauter is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

Court file information is available at The case file number is CR 12–4017.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state, and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Sioux City Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.