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Possession of sawed-off shotgun sends Iowa man to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed an unregistered sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on March 26, 2015 to more than seven years in federal prison.

Jordan Michael Edmonds, age 24, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 29, 2014 guilty plea to one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

At the plea hearing, Edmonds admitted that, on or about June 14, 2014, he knowingly possessed a 12-gauge shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches that had a partially obliterated serial number. The shotgun was not registered to him.

Edmonds was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Edmonds was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he was ordered to pay $626.78 in restitution. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin R. Eldridge and Assistant United States Attorney C.J. Williams and was investigated by the Dubuque Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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