Douglas Hurt, 41, of Anamosa, Iowa, has been charged with being a prohibited person in possession of firearms and ammunition. The charge is contained in an indictment unsealed on September 17, 2021 in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.
The indictment alleges that in June 2020, Hurt was in possession of two firearms and ammunition after being convicted of one felony and three misdemeanors of domestic violence.
If convicted, Hurt faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $ 250,000 and three years of supervised release after any imprisonment.
Hurt appeared for a detention hearing on September 23, 2021 in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was released on bail. Hurt’s next trial appearance is scheduled for November 22, 2021.
As in any criminal case, a charge is only an accusation and an accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case was brought within the framework of the Safe Neighborhoods Project (PSN). The PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses its enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and reintegration programs for sustainable crime reduction.
This case is being continued by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and is being investigated by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division.
Information on court records is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The file number is CR 21-59.
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