Hastings Man Sentenced on Firearm Charges


April 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A southwest Iowa man was sentenced Thursday to spend a little more than three-years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  44-year old Jeffrey Bruce Carrigan, of Hastings, was sentenced in United States District Court in Council Bluffs, by Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner.  The Judge sentenced Carrigan to 37 months in prison, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Montgomery to forfeit three rifles and ammunition found in his possession, and to pay a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. Carrigan remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at he will serve his sentence.

Carrigan was sentenced to prison following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The firearm charge against Carrigan arose from a September 4, 2012, visit to Carrigan’s residence by a State of Iowa probation officer. Carrigan was at the time on probation for his conviction in the District Court of the State of Iowa for Montgomery County for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, in which he had been given a suspended sentence and placed on two years probation. The State of Iowa probation officer and Mills County deputy sheriffs found three rifles and several boxes of ammunition in Carrigan’s residence.

The investigation was conducted by the Mills County Sheriff’s Department, the State of
Iowa Fourth Judicial District Parole and Probation Office, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.