Sioux City Man Sentenced for Firearm Possession
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Nathan James Ericson, 27, of Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced in Omaha today by Senior United States District Judge Lyle E. Strom, to serve 30 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of federal law. Ericson was previously convicted multiple times in Iowa of felony drug possession. In addition to his prison term, he will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
At 4:30 pm on January 7, 2011, South Sioux City Nebraska police saw Ericson driving a brown Cadillac in South Sioux City. They confirmed his driving status to be suspended and that he had an active felony warrant out of Plymouth County, Iowa. They followed him into a business, advised him he had a warrant, and escorted him outside where he was handcuffed. A pat search produced drug paraphernalia and a .40 caliber live round. There were two fully loaded .40 caliber pistols in his car, each with a round chambered; the ammunition was the same type and brand of ammunition as was found on his person.
This case was investigated by the South Sioux City Police Department and ATF in Sioux City Iowa.