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Violent Iowa criminal known as “Fudd” sent to prison for 15 years

This news story was published on January 31, 2016.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A violent Iowa criminal who possessed a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol and beat a woman with a bottle has been sent to prison for 15 years.

Kendan Fonville, also known as “Fudd,” age 23, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 28, 2015, guilty plea to possessing a firearm as drug user and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

In a plea agreement, Fonville admitted that he illegally possessed a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol in March 2012. Fonville admitted that the pistol had an obliterated serial number, that he knew the serial number was obliterated, and that he was an unlawful drug user at the time he possessed the pistol. At last week’s sentencing hearing, witnesses testified that in March 2012, defendant assaulted a woman with a bottle, knocking her unconscious, and then shot rounds into the air from an AK-47 assault rifle in the middle of the street on the Southeast side of Cedar Rapids. Evidence at the sentencing hearing also showed that Fonville severely beat another inmate in November 2014 while he was awaiting trial and sentencing in this matter.

Fonville has been in federal custody since an October 2014 detention hearing in front of Chief United States Magistrate Judge Jon Stuart Scoles. In ordering him detained, Judge Scoles concluded that “despite being only 22 years old, [Fonville] has approximately 30 convictions,” including “11 convictions for assault, 6 convictions for interference with official acts, 4 convictions for public intoxication, and 3 convictions for trespass.”

In sentencing Fonville to a 15-year prison term, United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade noted defendant’s violent past, the seriousness of his federal offenses, and found that he “poses a substantial risk of danger to the public.”

There is no parole in the federal system.

“Targeting violent criminals for federal investigation and prosecution is a priority for the Northern District of Iowa United States Attorney’s Office while working with the entire federal state and local law enforcement community,” said United States Attorney Techau. “One way to stop violent criminals who endanger our communities is for law enforcement and prosecutors to work together. This case is a good example of how this kind of partnership makes a difference. The individual sentenced is a very violent person. His record speaks for itself. There is no doubt he is a very dangerous man that needs to be locked up to protect society.”



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2 Responses to Violent Iowa criminal known as “Fudd” sent to prison for 15 years

  1. Allen Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Oh fuddville, he’s just misunderstood. He has PTSD, daily flashbacks of being oppressed by society during the time of Hammurabi in 1760 BC. People just can’t figure out why the prisons are so full of people like fuddville.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I would be more concerned about Mr. Fudd’s rabbit rifle (the ak 47 ) than the 380 pistol. By the way the 380 is not a very accurate long range weapon – but then again the last rabbit by buddy shot with an AK47 there was’nt enough of him left to take home for stew.