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Combative Waverly felon sent to prison after dangerous car chase

This news story was published on April 27, 2018.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A combative Waverly felon has been sent to prison after a dangerous car chase.

Butchie Poole, age 38, from Waverly, Iowa, received a 3-year prison term after a December 1, 2017, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon.

At the guilty plea, Poole admitted that he possessed the firearm despite being a convicted felon. At sentencing, the judge stated that it had viewed dash camera footage showing Poole fleeing from officers. The judge noted that Poole was driving in excess of the speed limit, appeared to be under the influence of some substance, and that the pursuit ended only after officers had to physically force Poole’s car off the road. After the pursuit ended, Poole got out of his car but was noncompliant as he was arrested at gunpoint. The gun was found inside the car after Poole was arrested.

Poole was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Poole was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.


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    April 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    And I thought it was another Charles City resident… hahahaha