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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for a Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa –Jeremiah Duwon Snead, age 32 of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced on August 17, 2022, to 120 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Following his imprisonment, Snead was ordered to serve three years of supervised release.

In the early morning hours of November 21, 2020, Iowa City police officers responded to a 911 call about a firearm at a residence. They located a stolen firearm on the driver’s side floorboard of a rental vehicle, later determined to be rented by Snead’s girlfriend. No one at the residence claimed association with the vehicle or the firearm, so law enforcement towed the vehicle to a secure storage bay.

When detectives arrived with a search warrant to seize the firearm two days later, it was missing. Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the tow company and surrounding businesses and saw a vehicle arrive in the area shortly after the tow truck. A male exited the vehicle, broke the window to the storage bay where the vehicle was parked, and sprinted from the building. He appeared to be carrying something in his waistband. Law enforcement located blood underneath the storage bay’s broken window, which was matched to Snead. Additional surveillance video, cell phone records, and location data corroborated the DNA results. A jury found Snead guilty on March 2, 2022.

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


MacKenzie Tubbs

Updated August 19, 2022

Firearms Offenses