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Fayette County Felon Sentenced to More than Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Possessing a Shotgun and Ammunition

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

A Fayette County felon, who possessed a shotgun and ammunition in a car in June 2016, was sentenced last week to more than fifteen years in federal prison.


Kyle Dwayne Boleyn, age 42, received the prison term after a June 29, 2017, guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  In a plea agreement, Boleyn admitted that, on June 16, 2016, he was a passenger in a Ford Mustang that was driving the streets of Oelwein, Iowa.  When law enforcement officers stopped the Mustang, they found defendant with a shotgun and ammunition.  They also found a number of materials that Boleyn intended to use to manufacture methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine and Coleman fuel.  Boleyn already had a warrant for his arrest when he was found with the gun.  He also had at least seven prior felony convictions.  The convictions include convictions for delivery of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, sexual abuse, and violation of a sex offense registry law. 


Boleyn was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Boleyn was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  Boleyn must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Boleyn 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 Tim Vavricek and investigated by the Oelwein Police Department. 


Court file information at  The case file number is 17-CR-31.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated December 21, 2017

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