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Sioux City Man Sentenced to More than 4 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Wiley threatened his pregnant girlfriend with a gun on one occasion, and fired a shot into the air while threatening a different person on another occasion.

A Sioux City, Iowa man was sentenced November 2, 2022, to more than 4 years in federal prison.

Isaiah Wiley, age 23, from Sioux City, Iowa received the prison term after a July 18, 2022, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

Evidence in the case showed that on or about February 12, 2021, Wiley, while under the influence of marijuana, threatened his pregnant girlfriend with a gun. In a separate incident on or about March 14, 2022, Wiley fired a single shot into the air during an argument with another individual. After a short foot pursuit, Wiley surrendered to officers after laying the firearm on the ground.

Wiley was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand, to 52 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve 3 years of supervised release after the prison term and pay a $100 special assessment.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Wiley is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Sioux City, Iowa Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-04039.

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Updated November 7, 2022

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