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Witness to Shooting Who Lied to Grand Jury Sentenced to Two Years’ Federal Prison

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

A woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting in Waterloo was sentenced today to two years in federal prison.

Karla Myles, age 51, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 8, 2018, guilty plea to false declarations before the grand jury.

Evidence during the case established that Myles was present at a residence in Waterloo when Eric Sallis shot a juvenile.  Myles was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury to testify about the shooting.  Sallis, a felon, was under investigation for illegally possessing the firearm used in the shooting.  During grand jury, Myles lied and claimed to have no knowledge about the shooting. 

Myles was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey.  Myles was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

At the sentencing Judge Jarvey noted that Myles told “blatant lies under oath” and that such conduct “strikes at the integrity of the grand jury to investigate and ferret out crime.” 

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa C. Williams and investigated by a Federal Task Force composed of the Waterloo Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms assisted by the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office and Cedar Falls Police Department. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-2020.

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Updated March 25, 2019

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