Monday, October 15, 2012

Fort Dodge Man to Federal Prison for Firearm Conviction

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced October 12, 2012, to more than 24 years in federal prison.

Lamar Outlaw, 36, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 20, 2012, guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, namely an Imbel, model 1911A1, imported by Springfield Armory, .45 caliber pistol, serial number LW530707.

At the plea hearing, Outlaw admitted to having been previously convicted of at least three prior felony offenses constituting crimes of violence including burglary in the 2nd degree, willful injury, and going armed with intent. Outlaw admitted to possessing a firearm, sometime during the time period of November 2010 through January 22, 2011. Evidence was presented at Outlaw's sentencing hearing regarding his possession of the firearm during his involvement in two shootings in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on November 14, 2012, and January 22, 2011, respectively.

Outlaw was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Outlaw was sentenced to 293 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Outlaw is being held in the United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Fort Dodge Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, ATF, and Webster County Sheriff's Office.

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