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Council Bluffs, Iowa, Resident Sentenced to 12 Months for Possession of a Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On December 17, 2012, Dakota Allen Culbertson, a 21 year old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the Honorable James E. Gritzner, Chief Judge, Southern District of Iowa. Chief Judge Gritzner also ordered Culbertson to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration. In February of 2010, Culbertson was convicted of a felony offense of burglary in Pottawattamie, Iowa, District Court. On February 9, 2012, during a visit by Iowa Probation Officers, Culbertson was found in possession of a .410 gauge shotgun.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, the Iowa Fourth Judicial District Probation Office, the Pottawattamie, Iowa, County Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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