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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2019

Pottawattamie County Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on April 3, 2019, Alexander Marcus Provencher, age 23, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. Provencher was sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised release for three years.

On August 7, 2018, a motorist contacted 911 and advised Provencher had brandished a gun when the motorist tried to stop a domestic disturbance. Council Bluffs Police Officers arrived and made contact with Provencher and his girlfriend. Provencher initially denied having a firearm, but eventually admitted it was in his girlfriend’s purse. Provencher was prohibited from possessing firearms as he had prior felony convictions for robbery and theft in Pottawattamie County District Court.

This matter was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a Department of Justice program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated April 5, 2019