Federal Court Sentences Burlington Man on Charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm
DAVENPORT, IA - On August 14, 2014, Anthony Darnell Herron, age 23, from Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 100 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Herron was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment, pay $2500 in restitution, and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
On October 18, 2013, Herron burglarized a residence in Burlington, Iowa, taking several items, including a Taurus .380 caliber handgun. On October 21, 2013, law enforcement officers searched Herron’s residence and recovered stolen items, including the Taurus .380 caliber handgun, a sawed off Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, and other electronic items. Previously in 2009, Herron had been convicted in Iowa state court of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and burglary third degree, both felony offenses.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Burlington, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.