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Humboldt Iowa Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
McMillan had a 2014 conviction for burglary, and was shoplifting at Target with a stolen gun.

A Humboldt, Iowa man who possessed a gun and ammunition as a felon was sentenced November 4, 2021 to more than 2 years in federal prison.

DJ McMillan, age 31, from Humboldt, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 9, 2021, guilty plea to possession of a stolen firearm and ammunition by a felon.  In a plea agreement, McMillan admitted he was convicted of burglary 3rd in 2014, and knew he was prohibited from possessing guns and ammunition.  McMillan possessed a stolen gun while shoplifting from Target on November 25, 2020.  McMillan also possessed ammunition when he shoplifted from Menard’s earlier that same day.

McMillan was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  McMillan was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 2-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  McMillan 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 Attorneys Ron Timmons and Mikala Purdy-Steenholdt, and investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-3004.

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Updated November 5, 2021

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