(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Carson man was sentenced to 14 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says 38-year-old Jerry Lee Dawson was sentenced on Friday. He was also ordered to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration
On February 22, Dawson entered a guilty plea to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense. The federal charge arose from a traffic stop conducted by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department on June 29, 2011. During the traffic stop, a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition were recovered from the vehicle Dawson was driving.
The investigation was conducted by the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.