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Taylor County man sentenced to prison for firearm offense

COUNCIL BLUFFS – United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced May 29, Leonard David Capp III, 61, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey for prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Capp was sentenced to 46 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised release of two years.

According to court documents, on Aug. 13, 2018, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding shots fired at Capp’s residence. Witnesses told deputies Capp fired a shot into the ground at his son’s feet. Neither Capp nor his son were at the residence when deputies arrived. Knowing Capp was a prior convicted felon and not permitted to have firearms, deputies obtained a search warrant for his residence. Deputies executed the search warrant Aug. 22, 2018, and located two loaded firearms in Capp’s home, as well as additional ammunition. At the time of his arrest, Capp was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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