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Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, IA – Christopher Joseph Conrad, age 29 of Burlington, was sentenced on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, to 96 months in prison following his plea to a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

According to court documents, on January 9, 2022, law enforcement was dispatched to a residence in Burlington. The victim reported that Conrad was at the residence, in violation of a no contact order, in possession of a firearm, and threatening the victim. Upon arrival, officers found Conrad in possession of a loaded, semi-automatic handgun. Conrad had previously been convicted of assault charges against the victim and was in violation of an active no contact order at the time of the offense. Conrad has previous convictions for Domestic Abuse Assault Display or Use of a Weapon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Aggravated Robbery/Indicate Armed with Firearm.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Burlington Police Department investigated the case.

Targeting gun violence is a key part of combatting domestic violence and reducing violent crime. Domestic violence abusers with access to a gun are five times more likely to kill their partners, and in addition to their lethality, firearms are used by abusers to inflict fear, intimidation, and coercive control.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE), or the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 1-800-770-1650. Additional resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence can be found on the Resources page of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website at


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer

Updated October 19, 2022

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