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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

David Marken Aikoriegie admitted to stealing firearms from area gun retailers

Des Moines, Iowa – On February 22, 2018, David Marken Aikoriegie, of Des Moines, appeared in federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer and pleaded guilty to charges related to a series of gun store burglaries in the Des Moines area, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

Aikoriegie pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing a firearm from a federal firearm licensee and one count of unlawful possession, receipt, and sale of a stolen firearm. Aikoriegie admitted he stole three firearms from JLM Gun Shoppe in Urbandale on November 16, 2017; ten firearms from Rangemasters in Clive on December 2, 2017; and eleven firearms from Rangemasters on December 14, 2017. He also admitted to selling one of those stolen firearms to another person on December 16, 2017. A sentencing date has not been scheduled at this time.

This investigation was conducted by the Clive Police Department; United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Des Moines Police Department; and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated February 23, 2018