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Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

This news story was published on February 21, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nashua man with multiple prior felony convictions who sold two firearms in July 2018 was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

Dalton Mathias Prochaska, age 27, from Nashua, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 14, 2018 guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In a plea agreement, Prochaska admitted selling two guns to different people. Within a five-day period in July 2018, Prochaska sold a 9mm pistol and a .45 caliber pistol. Prochaska was previously convicted of three felony offenses, two burglaries and a forgery.

Prochaska was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C. J. Williams. Prochaska was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Prochaska is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and investigated by Nashua Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, Chickasaw Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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