A Fremont County man was sentenced today (Thursday) to a little more than 3 1/2-years in prison on a firearm charge. 41-year old David Shane Anderson, of Hamburg, was sentenced in United States District Court in Council Bluffs, on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced Anderson to 46 months in prison, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release. Anderson was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund, and to forfeit the .410 shotgun and ammunition seized from him by law enforcement officers. Anderson remained in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service pending return to Ringgold County, Iowa, where Anderson is facing a State of Iowa methamphetamine charge.
Anderson was sentenced upon his plea of guilty entered on April 4, 2013, to felon in possession of a firearm, having possessed a .410 shotgun on March 20, 2012, near Hamburg, Iowa. A Fremont County Sheriff Deputy, answering a call for “shots fired”, seized the shotgun from Anderson as he was found carrying it out of a field. Anderson was in the company of some minor children. Prior to possessing the shotgun, Anderson had, among other convictions, been convicted of separate felony charges of burglary in Iowa and in Missouri.
The case against him was investigated by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.