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Fort Dodge abuser and arsonist sent to federal prison for possessing gun

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge troublemaker who beat up his girlfriend has been sent to prison on federal firearm charges.

Leo Lewis Yeager, age 30 from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 27, 2017, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon. Yeager was previously convicted of Arson, a 2nd degree felony, on or about July 6, 2006

At the guilty plea, Yeager admitted that on August 25, 2016, law enforcement officers of the Humboldt County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic assault in Thor, Iowa. The 911 caller reported that a woman had come to her house seeking help after reportedly being choked, and otherwise assaulted by her boyfriend (Yeager). In further investigating the domestic abuse assault, Deputies discovered Yeager had an assault rifle at the house in Thor where he was living. Yeager admitted to possessing the rifle, namely a Ruger model 10/22 carbine, .22 LR caliber rifle.

Yeager was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Yeager was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Yeager is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

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