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Council Bluffs Resident Sentenced to 60 Months on Charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On August 24, 2015, David Allen Brensel, a 60 year-old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John Jarvey to serve 60 months in prison on the charge of possessing a firearm after a felony conviction, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Judge Jarvey also ordered Brensel to serve a term of three years of supervised release after he completes his term of imprisonment.

Brensel pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on January 8, 2015. When pleading guilty, Brensel admitted being responsible for the theft of four firearms from a residence in Red Oak, Iowa, and then transporting them to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he sold them.

The investigation was conducted by the Red Oak, Iowa, Police Department, the Council Bluffs, Iowa, 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 August 25, 2015

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