A Strawberry Point man has been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.
The U.S. Department of Justice says an indictment alleges that 56-year old Scott Wesley Timmerman was found in possession of a short-barreled Winchester shotgun on or about May 31st. The firearm was not registered to him in the federal registry. The indictment also alleges Timmerman had two prior felony convictions from Arizona.
Timmerman has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a short-barreled shotgun in violation of federal law.
If convicted on all charges, Timmerman faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.
Timmerman appeared Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held pending a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.
His trial is set for November 13th.