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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced for Stealing Gun From Local Gun Store

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who stole a gun from Sports Outfitters in Cedar Rapids was sentenced June 21, 2016, to more than 6 years in federal prison. 

Dante Glinn, 23, from Cedar Rapids, received the prison term after a January 27, 2016, jury verdict finding him guilty of theft of a firearm from a licensed dealer. 

The evidence at trial showed that, on August 25, 2015, Glinn walked into Sports Outfitters, a Cedar Rapids gun store, reached behind the counter, and stole a .45 caliber Kimber pistol before fleeing the scene.  Testimony at trial established that Glinn used an alias to get medical treatment at a local hospital for a wound visible in the videos the same evening as the theft.

Glinn was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Glinn was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he was ordered to make restitution of $1,019.95 to Sports Outfitters.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacob Schunk and investigated by the Cedar Rapids Safe Streets Task Force.  The task force is composed of representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshal Service, and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Court file information at 

The case file number is 15-CR-00093.

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Updated June 30, 2016

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