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

Friday, June 19, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Man as Armed Career Criminal


DAVENPORT, IA - On June 18, 2015, Jonathon Adam Lamb, age 36, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 180 months in prison, after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and being found an armed career criminal, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Lamb was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On May 8, 2014, Lamb knowingly possessed a stolen Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. As a result of two prior Michigan convictions for unarmed robbery in 2000 and a Wisconsin conviction for burglary of a building in 2006, Lamb qualified as an armed career criminal under federal law. On May 8, 2014, Lamb knowingly possessed this same .45 caliber pistol and fired a shot breaking the front window of the Expo Mart Liquor Store on State Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. Later that morning, Lamb was found in possession of the firearm as he sat in a Dodge mini-van in Le Claire, Iowa and was arrested.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, the Bettendorf, Iowa, Police Department, and the Le Claire, Iowa, Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.

Updated June 19, 2015