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Iowa City Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

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

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 10, 2017, Keethan Re’shaun Roland, age 24, of Iowa City, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 51 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Roland was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


On December 5, 2016, Roland pleaded guilty to the offense and admitted he sold a Remington .22 caliber rifle to someone for $250. Roland was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to multiple felony convictions from Johnson County, Iowa.


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




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at



Updated April 12, 2017

Firearms Offenses