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Fort Dodge Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Purchase of Firearm

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

A man who illegally purchased a firearm pled guilty April 1, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City.

Hunter Collier, 22, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

At the plea hearing, Collier admitted to purchasing a.380 ACP pistol in July of 2022, from The Iowa Outdoor Store, in Fort Dodge.  At the time of purchase, Collier represented he was purchasing the firearm for himself, when in fact he was purchasing the firearm for another.  Collier purchased an additional firearm for this same individual from JT Guns & Supply in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Collier remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing.  Collier faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and not more than three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-3035.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated April 1, 2024

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