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Waterloo man charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition


This news story was published on August 13, 2017.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man has been charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

Wayne J. Jones, II, 38, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon and unlawful drug user.­ The charge is contained in an Indictment filed August 9, 2017, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.
The Indictment alleges that, on or about April 12, 2017, Jones possessed a 9mm handgun, 10 rounds of hollow point ammunition, and 49 rounds of 20 gauge shotgun ammunition.

If convicted, Jones faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Jones is currently in custody in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, completing service of a sentence imposed there in July of this year based upon his prior violation of terms of probation imposed in that County in 2002 following Jones’ convictions for battery and disorderly conduct.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Murphy and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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