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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

Council Bluffs, IA- United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced that on March 13, 2018, 33 year old Jesus Everardo Medina of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced to 37 months in prison, and ordered to serve three years of Supervised Release at the conclusion of his imprisonment, by Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

The investigation began with law enforcement with the Council Bluffs Police Department responding to a gunshot being heard in the 1400 block of Avenue B shortly after midnight on June 5, 2017. Upon arriving in the area, officers located nine millimeter shell casings and were told by a witness that the party responsible, Jesus Medina, had left the area in a gold colored two door car. This vehicle was located by law enforcement a short distance from the 1400 block of Avenue B, with Medina in the back seat. A nine millimeter Jennings semi-automatic handgun was found in the seat pocket in front of Medina. Medina was convicted of a felony offense in 2009 making it unlawful for him to possess a firearm.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police 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.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated March 15, 2018