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Mason City man who fired his gun near a crowd of people faces decade in prison


This news story was published on January 11, 2020.
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SIOUX CITY – A Mason City man who illegally possessed a gun pled guilty January 9, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City.

Michael Wayne Holton, 32, from Mason City, Iowa, was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon. Holton was previously convicted of contraband in a correctional facility and domestic abuse assault, both in the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County.

At the plea hearing, Holton pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence in this case revealed that Holton admitted that on June 22, 2019, he grabbed the gun, a Taurus 9mm, from another person while outside of Kingz Lounge in Fort Dodge, Iowa and shot the gun multiple times near a crowd of people.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Holton remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Holton faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and not more than 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala Steenholdt and was investigated by the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Laboratory.

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9 Responses to Mason City man who fired his gun near a crowd of people faces decade in prison

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2020 at 8:24 am

    “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2020 at 8:43 am

      Does not apply. The protection of the Second Amendment goes out the window when your a felon.

      On top of that, he has a domestic abuse assault, in Iowa that means NO handgun for you(same as a felon).

      We don’t know if the handgun was registered or not, if not, could have meant a slew of other charges too.

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    Neknoh Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Homie is gonna be thugin, buggin, and saggin in da joint.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2020 at 1:51 am

      Never know, this might be the only way he gets to see friends and relatives.

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    Doh! Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    ” he grabbed the gun, a Taurus 9mm, from another person “,.
    Stupid is as Stupid does.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Who’s gun and who is it registered too? Probably no one. The others probably need charged also if they were in possession of said gun before he grabbed it from “someone”. Get 2 birds with one stone!!??!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    He’s Not from Mason

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Federal Rap. He is gone.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Well…Allen?