CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo felon who possessed a firearm was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison.
Lloyd James Allen III, age 29, of Waterloo received the sentence after a January 6, 2022 guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. At the plea hearing, Allen admitted that, on February 7, 2021, he knowingly possessed a pistol after having been convicted of three crimes punishable by more than one year of imprisonment. At the sentencing hearing, evidence was introduced that defendant possessed firearms on two other occasions in 2020 and 2021.
Allen was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Allen was sentenced to 114 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.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Corkery and was investigated by the Waterloo Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.