June 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the southern district of Iowa says a Council Bluffs man was sentenced today (Monday), to almost six-years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Judge James E. Gritzner imposed the sentence on 37-year old Jack Gregory Milledge.

Gritzner ordered the sentence of imprisonment to run consecutively, or, in addition to, a sentence of 6-9 years imprisonment which Milldege is currently serving on a State of Nebraska burglary and theft charge. The judge also sentenced Milledge to three years of supervised release following his imprisonment, and imposed a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund.

In sentencing the man, Gritzner noted Milledge’s extensive criminal history, and the seriousness of someone with his criminal history, being in possession of a firearm. He remains detained in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his term of imprisonment.

On March 3rd, Milledge pled guilty in Council Bluffs federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charge arises from a November 11th, 2009, search of Milledge ‘s residence in Council Bluffs. During the search, officers found a loaded .22 caliber handgun, which was later determined to be stolen.

Prior to November 11th, 2009, Milledge had been convicted of a number of felony and other offenses in Iowa and Nebraska, including, among others, burglaries, theft and stolen property offenses, and trespass offenses.

The case against him was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, and was investigated by the SouthWest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.