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Waterloo Felon Convicted Of Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who possessed a sawed-off shotgun was convicted by a jury today after a two-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Patrelle Jose Green-Bowman, age 21, from Waterloo, Iowa, was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.  Green-Bowman was acquitted of possessing ammunition as a felon.  The verdict was returned this afternoon following about three hours of jury deliberations.

The evidence at trial showed that on August 2, 2013, Green-Bowman was found by Waterloo Police Department officers in the backseat of a car parked at an apartment complex in Waterloo.  A sawed-off shotgun was found on the seat immediately behind where Green-Bowman had been sitting.  The sawed-off shotgun was wrapped in Green-Bowman’s coat.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Green-Bowman remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Green-Bowman faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment on each count, $500,000 in fines, $200 in special assessments, and up to three years of supervised release on each count following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham and was investigated by the Waterloo Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 13-CR-02023-LRR.

Updated February 19, 2015