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Strawberry Point Man Convicted of Firearm Possession

A Strawberry Point man who was found in a park after hours with a short-barreled shotgun pled guilty Wednesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Iowa says 56-year old Scott Wesley Timmerman was convicted of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In a plea agreement, Timmerman admitted that he was in a state park after it had closed, and had a short-barreled shotgun in his vehicle.  He admitted that due to a prior felony conviction, he was not allowed to legally possess firearms. The vehicle was searched by law enforcement officers after Timmerman was arrested for unrelated charges.

Timmerman remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

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