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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Three Dubuque Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Guns

Camron Andrew Pete, Jr., 24, received a statutory maximum ten-year prison term after his April 25, 2016 guilty plea to possessing a firearm while an unlawful user of a controlled substance.  At sentencing, Pete admitted he fired shots at an occupied residence in Dubuque in December 2015.  Chief Judge Linda R. Reade of the United States District Court found Pete fired the shots, which penetrated the residence, with a high-capacity magazine.  Pete also admitted he obstructed justice by attempting to tamper with a grand jury witness.

Reginald Darnell Shaw, Jr., 25, received a 46-month prison term after his April 28, 2016 guilty plea to possessing a firearm while an unlawful user of a controlled substance and following a misdemeanor conviction for a crime of domestic violence.  At sentencing, Shaw admitted he came to Dubuque from Wisconsin to protect Pete and accompanied Pete to the Dubuque shooting with a loaded firearm.

Landon Nathanson-Love, 24, received a 57-month prison term after his April 25, 2016 guilty plea to possessing a firearm while an unlawful user of a controlled substance.  At sentencing, Nathanson-Love admitted to selling Pete and Shaw the firearms that were later used in the shooting.  Nathanson-Love had purchased the firearms by means of a fraudulently procured gun permit.  Judge Reade found Nathanson-Love obstructed justice by working with a family member to delete a social media account and tampering with a grand jury witness.  Judge Reade commended the courage of the witnesses in spite of the attempts to obstruct justice in the cases.

A special assessment of $100 was imposed in each case.  All three defendants must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after their respective prison terms.  There is no parole in the federal system.  All three defendants are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Vavricek and investigated by the Dubuque Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.   

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

The case file number is 16-CR-1011-LRR.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 9, 2016