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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Prison for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 22, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Junior Emilio Roldan Marin, age 34, of Iowa City, to 66 months in prison for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following his prison term, Roldan Marin was ordered to serve three years of supervised release as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On December 9, 2018, officers were dispatched to a residence in Iowa City regarding Roldan Marin threatening an individual who had turned around in his driveway. Officers located Roldan Marin, who admitted he had been in a confrontation with an individual at his residence and he did have a gun, though he denied threatening anyone. Officers executed a search warrant at Roldan Marin’s residence and located two red Winchester shotguns shells and a black MKA 1919 12-gauge magazine-fed shotgun. Roldan Marin was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because he had a prior conviction for domestic abuse assault, was subject to an active no contact order, and was an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

This matter was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and the Iowa City Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses