SW IA man sentenced on firearms charge


October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports southwest Iowa man was sentenced October 19th to more than two-years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says in addition to the 26-month prison term, United States District Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff also 35-year old Brandon Scott Sutton, of Tabor,to 3 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Sutton to pay a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund, and, he must forfeit the firearm and ammunition found in his 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.

Officials say on November 29th, 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 1st ,2012, in United States District Court in Council Bluffs. The charges arose from an incident on October 6th, 2011, at a truck stop on Interstate 80, near Underwood. 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.

The case was investigated by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

(12:40-p.m. News)