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Dubuque Man Sentenced To Over Eight Years' Imprisonment For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms

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

A felon who unlawfully possessed two firearms was sentenced today to more than eight years in federal prison.

Daniel Campbell, age 30, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 5, 2013, jury verdict finding him guilty of one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The evidence at trial showed that around 11:00 p.m. on June 10, 2013, officers from the Dubuque Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a man with a firearm on Bluff Street.  As officers approached the area, they spotted Campbell who matched the description provided in the 911 call.  When an officer asked Campbell to stop, Campbell ran away and pulled two guns from his pants.  Campbell tossed one gun as he ran through an alley behind a church.  Campbell took the second gun and fired a shot over his shoulder at the pursuing officers before tossing the gun into a fenced-in area behind the church.  Campbell hid from officers in a trash pile a couple of blocks away before being apprehended around 12:30 a.m.  Campbell had previously been convicted in United States District Court in 2007 of providing a false statement to a federal firearms licensee, a felony offense.

Campbell was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner from the Southern District of Iowa.  Campbell was sentenced to 97 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.  Campbell 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 Daniel C. Tvedt and was investigated by the Dubuque Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 13-CR-1010.

Updated February 19, 2015