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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Alexander Ruben Alvarado, age 21, of Iowa City, to 36 months in prison for unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Alvarado was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On February 7, 2018, Alvarado pleaded guilty to the charge, which arose from an investigation conducted by the Iowa City Police Department. Alvarado admitted between July 4, 2017, and July 11, 2017, he was responsible for shooting at random vehicles and apartment complexes in the Iowa City area. The shooting was done from Alvarado’s second story apartment complex. Damage occurred to several vehicles in the area, as well as two residences. On July 11, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Alvarado’s residence. There, three firearms, one of which was stolen, over 30 rounds of ammunition, over 20 grams of marijuana, and dozens of miscellaneous pills, including OxyContin and Xanax were located.

This matter was investigated by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Drug Task Force 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.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 12, 2018

Firearms Offenses