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Charles City Man Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

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

Randy Patrie, age 40, from Charles City, Iowa, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Patrie was convicted of being a felon in possession of 22 firearms and two sawed-off shotguns.

In a plea agreement, Patrie admitted that, on May 2, 2013, he burglarized a federally licensed firearms dealer in rural Floyd, Iowa, stealing approximately 20 firearms. On July 4, 2013, officers searched Patrie’s house in Charles City, and found him in possession of all of the stolen firearms, along with a number of other firearms, including two sawed-off shotguns. Patrie has been convicted of the following felony offenses:

1. September 24, 1991, Attempted Burglary in the 2nd degree;

2. May 4, 1994, Felon in Possession of a Firearm;

3. May 28, 1996, Delivery of Methamphetamine; and

4. May 27, 2003, Burglary 3rd.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Patrie remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. If the court finds that Patrie qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal based upon his prior convictions, Patrie faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, a $500,000 fine, $200 in special assessments, and eight years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney C.J. Williams and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Charles City Police Department, and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 13-cr-2016.

Updated February 19, 2015