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Possessing multiple guns sends Iowa felon to prison for over six years

This news story was published on July 16, 2020.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who repeatedly possessed firearms while also using drugs was sentenced today to more than six years in federal prison.

George Raymond Bounds, age 49, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 23, 2019 guilty plea to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and a drug user.

Information disclosed during the case shows that Bounds is a three-time felon. He was previously convicted of burglary, kidnapping, and aggravated assault in Arizona in 1996. Between March 2018 and February 2019, Bounds possessed five different firearms on four separate occasions. Bounds repeatedly obtained firearms after officers had seized firearms from him. Testing showed his DNA was on all five firearms. Two of the firearms had altered or obliterated serial numbers.

Bounds was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Bounds was sentenced to 80 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.

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


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