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Sheldon Man to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Kreykes, a convicted burglar and drug user, was prohibited from having guns.

Clinton Kreykes, 40, from Sheldon, Iowa, was sentenced on September 21, 2022, to two years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

On March 23, 2022, Kreykes pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  At the plea and sentencing hearings, evidence showed that Kreykes was previously convicted of a felony offense, Burglary–3rd degree, and was a methamphetamine user.  Both prohibit a person from legally possessing a gun.  Evidence showed that on September 16, 2021, as part of Kreykes’ Iowa probation conditions, a compliance check was conducted at Kreykes’ camper in Sibley, Iowa.  The probation officer located drug paraphernalia, and Kreykes was arrested.  A search warrant was then issued and executed on the camper where law enforcement located loose prescription pills, a small baggy of methamphetamine, a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun, shotgun shells, and additional items related to drug use.

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Kreykes was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment and must serve a three-year term of supervised release following imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system. Kreykes remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison. 

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.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and was investigated by Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-4078.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated September 22, 2022

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