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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 17, 2017

Muscatine Man Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of Ammunition

Davenport, IA - On February 16, 2017, Gregory Wayne Wieskampheather Jean Reekr, age 43, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 130 months in prison for felon in possession of ammunition, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Wieskamp was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his release.

 

On February 23, 2015, officers were notified of a burglary in Bennett, Iowa, Cedar County; a large gun safe containing approximately 15 firearms and ammunition were reported stolen, among other items. It was discovered that Wieskamp and a co-defendant drove a vehicle with the stolen gun safe to a residence in Moscow, Iowa, where the gun safe was cut open and the guns were divided among the participants, including Wieskamp. On March 3, 2015, officers conducted a search warrant at Wieskamp’s residence and seized a gun clip containing ammunition and a large television that were taken from the Bennett burglary. Wieskamp has a prior felony conviction for burglary third degree in 1995. 

 

This matter was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department, Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department, Muscatine Drug Task Force, Wilton Police Department, Cedar County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative. 

 

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 Learn more about this release by contacting Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov

 

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 17, 2017