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Waterloo Felon To Federal Prison For Possessing Loaded Sawed-Off Shotgun

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

A man who was convicted of possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun was sentenced Thursday to more than 6 years in federal prison.

Patrelle Jose Green-Bowman, age 21, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 13, 2014 jury verdict finding him guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

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 loaded sawed-off shotgun was found wrapped in Green-Bowman’s coat on the seat immediately behind where Green-Bowman had been sitting.

Green-Bowman was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Green-Bowman was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Green-Bowman 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 Dan Chatham and 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