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Omaha Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of a Firearm

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – On April 12, 2021, Jacob Benjamin Tuttle, Age 42, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm by District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 84 months in prison announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. In addition, Tuttle was ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release following his prison term and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund. Tuttle pleaded guilty to the offense on August 11, 2020.

On November 26, 2019 Tuttle was driving a stolen car on a rural two-lane highway in Mills County, IA. when Tuttle saw a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle behind him. Tuttle accelerated to 100 mph before he crashed the car on the side of the road and ran from the scene. He was arrested a short time later.

On the front passenger seat of the stolen vehicle, officers found a Taurus .357 Magnum, S# LP70893, along with 12 grams of methamphetamine. Tuttle is a convicted felon and drug user, therefore, prohibited from possessing firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 13, 2021

Firearms Offenses