Burlington Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession Charge
DAVENPORT, IA - On February 19, 2014, Julian Jerome Collins, age 22, formerly from Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to 90 months of imprisonment, after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Collins was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
On June 14, 2013, Collins was found in possession of a 9 millimeter Ruger handgun, after a prior felony drug conviction. In determining Collins’s sentence, the district court found he had two prior convictions for crimes of violence, and possessed the firearm in connection with another felony offense.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Burlington, Iowa, Police Department, the West Burlington, Iowa, Police Department, and the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.