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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 31, 2014

Felon Sent To Federal Prison For Firearm Charge

A Renwick, Iowa, man was sentenced October 28, 2014, to over four years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm.     

Daniel Reames, age 49, from Renwick, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 16, 2014, guilty plea to felon in possession of a firearm.

Information provided by the United States at the sentencing and change of plea hearings revealed that Reames has a 1995 conviction in the Iowa District Court for Humboldt County for a felony offense which precluded him from lawfully possessing firearms. Despite being a prohibited possessor of firearms, on April 16, 2013, Reames possessed a stolen rifle.  Reames had stolen the firearm during a burglary and later sold it to another person.

Reames was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Reames was sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 13-3020.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state, and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild. 

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