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Taylor County Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on May 29, 2019, Leonard David Capp, III, age 61, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A Jarvey for prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Capp was sentenced to 46 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised release of two years.

According to court documents, on August 13, 2018, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding shots fired at Capp’s residence. Witnesses told deputies Capp fired a shot into the ground at his son’s feet. Neither Capp nor his son were at the residence when deputies arrived. Knowing Capp was a prior convicted felon and not permitted to have firearms, deputies obtained a search warrant for his residence. Deputies executed the search warrant on August 22, 2018, and located two loaded firearms in Capp’s home, as well as additional ammunition. At the time of his arrest, Capp was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated May 29, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods