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Fort Dodge Man to Federal Prison for Firearm Conviction

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

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced December 22, 2015, to more than two years in federal prison.

Tayoune Herron, 35, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 28, 2015, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon.  Herron was previously convicted of receiving stolen property and conspiracy, in the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on or about July 18, 2001.

At the guilty plea, Herron admitted that from about May 2014 through about August 2014, he possessed a Hi-Point 9mm pistol.  Herron admitted he had obtained the firearm from convicted felon William Rees. Rees had asked Jacob Jamison to purchase two Hi-Point 9mm handguns for him, as Rees was unable to purchase or possess firearms since he was a felon.  Rees in turn gave one of those firearms to Herron.

Herron was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Herron was sentenced to 30 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.  Herron 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 Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Pocahontas Police Department, Pocahontas Sheriff’s Office, and Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. 

Court file information at 

The case file number is 15-3025.

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Updated January 4, 2016

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