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Dubuque Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of An Unregistered Sawed-off Shotgun

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

A Dubuque man who possessed an unregistered sawed-off shotgun pled guilty on December 29, 2014 in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Jordan Michael Edmonds, age 24, from Dubuque, Iowa, was convicted of one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

At the plea hearing, Edmonds admitted that, on or about June 14, 2014, he knowingly possessed a firearm not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, specifically a Remington Sportsman model 58 12-gauge shotgun, bearing a partially obliterated serial number, which had a barrel of less than 18 inches in length.   

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Edmonds remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing.  Edmonds faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin R. Eldridge and Assistant United States Attorney C.J. Williams and was investigated by the Dubuque Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-CR-1017.
Updated February 19, 2015