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Violent Iowa man sent to federal pen for over 20 years



This news story was published on October 3, 2014.
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jailCEDAR RAPIDS – A man who shot at a man during a verbal dispute was sentenced yesterday to more than twenty-one years in federal prison.

Donald Boman, age, 40 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 16, 2014 jury verdict finding him guilty of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Evidence at trial and sentencing showed Boman was convicted in 1992 of the felony offenses using a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and robbery. In that case, Boman robbed two different men, at separate locations, about an hour apart on an Army base in Colorado. After the men complied with his demands, and tried to flee, Boman shot at them. While in prison for those crimes, Boman knifed another inmate. When released from prison, Boman moved to Cedar Rapids. On April 5, 2012, Boman’s girlfriend purchased a pistol from a store, but Boman’s credit card was used to purchase the pistol.

On November 2, 2013, Boman’s girlfriend’s adult daughter was temporarily living at the house Boman shared with his girlfriend on Ridgewood Terrace SE in Cedar Rapids. The daughter’s boyfriend came to the house that afternoon and got into a verbal dispute with the daughter in the front yard. Boman intervened and words were exchanged. Boman told the boyfriend to leave, and the boyfriend left the property and went across the street. Boman went back into the house and retrieved the pistol previously purchased by his girlfriend, Boman came back out, crossed the street, and struck the boyfriend knocking him to the ground. Boman then pulled the pistol out and shot at the boyfriend, missing him. Boman retreated back into his house where Cedar Rapids Police officers ultimately arrested him.

Boman was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Boman was sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal to 262 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Boman is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney C.J. Williams and Ravi Narayan and investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

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