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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Muscatine Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon In Possession of Stolen Firearms Charge

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 29, 2016, Adam Randal Shouse, 31, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 72 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Shouse was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Shouse pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm on October 27, 2015. According to the plea agreement, on February 23, 2015, officers were notified of a burglary in Bennett, Cedar County, Iowa, where a safe containing approximately fifteen firearms was stolen. The safe was taken to a residence in Moscow, Iowa, where it was cut open and the guns were divided among the participants, including Shouse.

On March 3, 2015, officers conducted a search warrant at Shouse’s residence located in Muscatine, Iowa. Officers located five stolen firearms in the residence. Shouse has a felony conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver in 2003.

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, 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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Updated August 31, 2016