Anamosa Man Sentenced for Helping Fence Stolen Firearms

An Anamosa man who helped fence stolen firearms has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

48-year old David A. Miller received the prison term on Thursday after pleading guilty in January to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon.

Evidence showed that in March of 2017, Miller received seven guns from another felon in rural Anamosa. Miller agreed to take the seven guns to a third man’s home in Olin in order to facilitate a trade of the guns for a stolen four-wheeler. Officers later found the guns during a search of the Olin man’s home. Then, in January 2018, officers found an eighth firearm during a search of a shop at Miller’s home. Miller was storing the eighth firearm for his son.

Miller was on pretrial release in state court in Jones County for a felony theft charge when he received the seven stolen firearms.

He is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.