Bluffs man sentenced to 1-year in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon


December 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man was sentenced Wednesday to one-year in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Judge James Gritzner also ordered 21-year old Dakota Allen Culbertson to serve a three year term of supervised release following his incarceration. In February of 2010, Culbertson was convicted of a felony offense of burglary in Pottawattamie CountyDistrict Court. On February 9th, 2012, during a visit by Iowa Probation Officers, Culbertson was found in possession of a .410 gauge shotgun.

The investigation which led to his arrest was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department, the Iowa Fourth Judicial District Probation Office, the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.