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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2012

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300

Carroll, Iowa Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On December 11, 2012, Chad Allen Brayman, age 26, of Carroll, Iowa, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Council Bluffs on the charge of felon in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Brayman to 120 months in prison on each of two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, to be served concurrently. Judge Jarvey also ordered Brayman to serve 3 years of supervised release following his imprisonment, to pay a $200.00 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund, and to forfeit the firearms and ammunition found in his possession. Brayman remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending designation the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence.

Brayman was sentenced upon his pleas of guilty to the two counts of felon in possession of a firearm. The first charge arose from a call to the Council Bluffs Police Department from a Council Bluffs motel on February 6, 2012, regarding a person sleeping in an automobile in the parking lot of the motel. In answering the call, Council Bluffs police officers found Brayman in the vehicle at the motel, and in possession of a loaded Norinco SKS 7.62X39 rifle, a loaded Remington 22-250 rifle, a 12-gauge Remington shotgun, a 410-gauge Westernfield shotgun, a Ruger 9mm pistol, and several rounds of ammunition. The second charge arose from the stop of a vehicle in Council Bluffs, Iowa, by Council Bluffs police officers on April 30, 2012, in which Brayman was found to be the driver of a vehicle with expired registration. During this stop, Brayman was found in possession of a loaded ACCU-Tec pistol. Prior to possessing the firearms and ammunition, Brayman had been convicted of various felony offenses, including burglary, theft-related crimes, and felon in possession of a firearm.

This case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney‘s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.