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Tabor Man Sentenced on Firearms Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2012

DES MOINES, IA – On October 19, 2012, Brandon Scott Sutton, age 35, of Tabor, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Des Moines, Iowa, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Senior United States District Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff sentenced Brandon Scott Sutton to 26 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Sutton to pay a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. Sutton was ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition found in Sutton’s possession at the time of his arrest. Sutton remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence.

On November 29, 2011, Sutton was charged in a one-count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sutton entered his plea of guilty to the firearms charge on June 1, 2012, in United States District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The charges arose from an incident on October 6, 2011, at a truck stop on Interstate 80, near Underwood, Iowa. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call regarding threats of assaultive behavior and found Brandon Scott Sutton in possession of a 9 mm pistol and ammunition. Sutton had previously been convicted of various felony offenses, including an offense relating to assault on a police officer.

This case was investigated by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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