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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 2, 2021

Illinois Felon Who Possessed Loaded Firearm in Iowa Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison

Tried to Evade Police before Being Caught with the Gun

A man who possessed a loaded Glock .380 pistol and attempted to flee from law enforcement was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison.

Anthony Redman, age 30, from Chicago, Illinois, received the prison term after a December 18, 2020 guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In a plea agreement, Redman admitted that on November 26, 2019, he was a passenger in a vehicle located at a motel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Law enforcement responded to the location based on a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired.  When officers asked Redman to remain in the area, he attempted to flee to a hotel room.  He was stopped and a loaded Glock .380 semiautomatic firearm was located in his coat pocket.  Redman was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in Cook County, Illinois, in 2007.   

Redman was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Redman was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment and fined $100.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Redman 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 Elizabeth Dupuich and investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 20-CR-0039.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
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Updated July 2, 2021