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Fort Dodge Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Charges

January 26, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty January 20, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.

Lamar Outlaw, 36, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, namely an Imbel, model 1911A1, imported by Springfield Armory, .45 caliber pistol, serial number LW530707.

At the plea hearing, Outlaw admitted to having been previously convicted of three felony offenses including burglary in the 2nd degree, willful injury, and going armed with intent. Outlaw admitted to possessing a firearm, sometime during the time period of November 2010 through January 22, 2011.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Outlaw remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. If Outlaw is found to be an Armed Career Criminal, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment, a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years. If not an Armed Career Criminal, Outlaw faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and up to 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Fort Dodge Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Webster County Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 11-3024.



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