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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Wayne J. Jones, II, 38, from Waterloo, Iowa, has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon and unlawful drug user.  Jones entered his plea of guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 


The one-count indictment filed on August 9, 2017, alleges that, on or about April 12, 2017, Jones possessed a 9mm handgun, several rounds of hollow point ammunition, and several rounds of 20-gauge shotgun ammunition.  At the plea hearing yesterday, Jones admitted those items were seized from his apartment and possession pursuant to a federal search warrant.  Jones also admitted he had a prior felony conviction and was an unlawful user of marijuana.


Jones faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­


Jones is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals.  A sentencing date has not yet been set. 


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Murphy and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Court file information at  

The case file number is 17-CR-02058-LRR.


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