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Clear Lake Felon Sent to Prison for Possessing Ammunition

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

A twice convicted felon who possessed an assortment of ammunition was sentenced yesterday to more than six years in federal prison.

David Kuhlemeier, age 50, from Clear Lake, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 12, 2015, guilty plea to one count of possessing ammunition as a felon.

At the guilty plea hearing, Kuhlemeier admitted that he possessed a large assortment of ammunition.  Further, he admitted to being a twice convicted felon guilty of burglaries in Pocahontas and Emmet Counties.  The ammunition was found in his residence pursuant to a search warrant. During sentencing, the Court noted the numerous aggravating factors warranting Kuhlemeier’s sentence including numerous convictions, six of which involved theft and the two burglaries, and over 100 traffic violations.

Kuhlemeier was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade to 77 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Kuhlemeier is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steve Young and investigated by the Clear Lake Police Department.

Court file information available:  The case file number is CR15-3001.

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Updated June 10, 2015