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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Union County Resident Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On November 5, 2014, Peter James Wiley, a 33 year-old resident of Creston, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 110 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

Wiley was identified as a person of interest in a shooting that occurred in Page County, Iowa, early in the evening of December 10, 2013. Several hours later, Wiley was identified as a suspect in a shooting that occurred in Adams County, Iowa. Wiley was located by Creston, Iowa Police, early in the morning of the 11th of December 2013, when he was observed driving a car that failed to stop for a stop sign. A pursuit occurred which culminated with Wiley setting his vehicle on fire, fleeing his vehicle on foot, and running into a farm field. As he fled on foot, he dropped a forty caliber semi-automatic handgun onto the roadway. He was arrested a short time later after being located by a K-9 unit. Wiley pled guilty to the charge on June 5, 2014.

The investigation was conducted by the Shenandoah, Iowa, Police Department, the Creston, Iowa, Police Department, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated April 13, 2015