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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charge

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On January 19, 2016, Zachary M. Henderson, 38, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 60 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm while subject to a domestic violence protective order charge, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Henderson was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. Henderson was also ordered to forfeit the firearm involved in the offense.

According to the plea agreement, on April 3, 2015, Henderson possessed a loaded handgun that was discovered during a traffic stop conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department. Prior to April 2015, Henderson was convicted of a felony offense and he was subject to a domestic violence protective order.

This matter was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated January 25, 2016

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