Felon Sentenced for Stealing from Truck in Alburnett

A convicted felon who stole items from a vehicle in Alburnett was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in federal prison.

22-year old Sejuan Walker of Marion received the prison term after pleading guilty in July to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Information from the sentencing hearing showed that on January 28th, Walker and two others went “car hopping”, going from parked car to parked car to see which cars were unlocked. The three stole a handgun and a wallet from an unlocked pickup truck. Walker later used a debit card from that wallet to make purchases at the Walmart in Anamosa.

Officers found Walker at an apartment building in Coralville a few days later. As officers were approaching him, Walker went into the apartment building and then out a back door. Officers later located the stolen handgun in a clothes dryer in the common area of the apartment building. At his plea hearing, Walker admitted he possessed that handgun.

In addition to 87 months in prison, he must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after his prison term.