US judge in Iowa sentences Nebraskan for firearm


January 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A federal judge in Iowa has sentenced a Nebraska man to more than 13 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says 42-year-old Kevin Hershman, of Lincoln, Neb., was sentenced last week to 160 months. Hershman pleaded guilty after his indictment in October.
Hershman was found to be an armed career criminal under federal law because he’d been convicted of three or more felonies for crimes of violence or drug trafficking. They include bank robberies in Washington and Nebraska and conspiracy to rob a store in Nebraska.  Court records say Hershman is facing Nebraska charges on four felonies: two counts of theft, one of arson and one of drug possession.