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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced To 77 Months In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On February 14, 2014, Patrick Lawrence Estrada, a 35 year-old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 77 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

Estrada pled guilty on November 1, 2013, to the charge, which was the result of an investigation conducted by the Council Bluffs, Police Department into a disturbance at a retail store on April 21, 2013. The investigation determined that Estrada possessed a .40 caliber Springfield semi-automatic firearm in his car’s glove box. Estrada has been prohibited from possessing a firearm since 2003.

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

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Updated March 12, 2015