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Council Bluffs resident sentenced to 15-months in jail for illegally possessing a firearm


April 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say a Council Bluffs man was sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court to 15-months in prison for being in possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection. United States District Judge John E. Jarvey also ordered Bret David Hauptman to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration.

Hauptman plead guilty last November, to knowingly possessing a .22-caliber rifle on May 29th, 2010. The weapon was discovered on that date by Council Bluffs Police, when they responded to a disturbance call at a residence in Council Bluffs. During their investigation, authorities learned that the Pottawattamie District Court had entered an Order of Protection on April 29th, 2010, restraining Hauptman from harassing, stalking, or threatening his wife.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department, the

Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District

of Iowa.