A 35-year-old Southwest Iowa man was sentenced to federal prison time for being a felon in possession of a gun.
Senior United States District Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff sentenced Brandon Scott Sutton of Tabor, IA to 26 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Sutton to pay a $100 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund.
Sutton was ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition found in Sutton’s possession at the time of his arrest. Sutton
remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence.
On November 29, 2011, Sutton was charged in a one-count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sutton entered his plea of guilty to the firearms charge on June 1,
2012, in United States District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The charges arose from an incident on October 6, 2011, at a truck stop on Interstate 80, near Underwood, Iowa.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call regarding threats of assaultive behavior and found Brandon Scott Sutton in possession of a 9 mm pistol and ammunition. Sutton had previously been convicted of various felony offenses, including an offense relating to assault on a police officer.