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Two-time felon sentenced for possessing guns

ALGONA, Iowa (KWWL) — A two-time felon who had three different guns on three different occasions was sentenced to two years in federal prison today.

Chad Michael Chase, 42, of Algona, received the prison term after an August 20, 2018 guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Evidence from a change of plea and sentencing hearing revealed defendant had a history of violence, five OWI convictions (including two felony violations), had illegally possessed three firearms on three occasions, and had twice been disarmed by local police being prosecuted federally.

Chase was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Chase is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.






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