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Arion Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
DeWolf had prior convictions for drug trafficking and assault, and shortly after being indicted on gun charges, set a vehicle on fire in an insurance fraud related incident.

A man, who was found with a firearm after being a convicted felon, was sentenced February 29, 2024, to 10 years in federal prison.  Kevin DeWolf, age 34, from Denison, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 21, 2023, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon.  Shortly after being indicted for the firearm charge, DeWolf set a vehicle on fire in Crawford County, attempting to fraudulently collect the insurance proceeds.

DeWolf was previously convicted of manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substance, in the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Iowa on or about July 15, 2022.  DeWolf also has a prior assault conviction. 

DeWolf was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand and was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.  DeWolf is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons.

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-4021.

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Updated March 6, 2024

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