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Monday, October 22, 2012
Tabor Man Sentenced on Firearms Charge
DES MOINES, IA – On October 19, 2012, Brandon Scott
Sutton, age 35, of Tabor, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court
in Des Moines, Iowa, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Senior United States District
Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff sentenced Brandon Scott Sutton to 26 months in
prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered
Sutton to pay a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. Sutton
was ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition found in Sutton's possession
at the time of his arrest. Sutton remains in the custody of the United States
Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which
he will serve his sentence.
On November 29, 2011, Sutton was charged in a one-count
Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sutton entered his
plea of guilty to the firearms charge on June 1, 2012, in United States
District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The charges arose from an incident on
October 6, 2011, at a truck stop on Interstate 80, near Underwood, Iowa.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call regarding
threats of assaultive behavior and found Brandon Scott Sutton in possession of
a 9 mm pistol and ammunition. Sutton had previously been convicted of various
felony offenses, including an offense relating to assault on a police officer.
This case was investigated by the Pottawattamie County
Sheriff's Department and the Federal ATF, and was prosecuted by the United
States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.