Clinton Kreykes, 40, of Sheldon, Iowa, pleaded guilty on March 23, 2022 to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
During the plea hearing, Kreykes admitted that he had already been convicted of a crime, namely burglary – 3rd degree and was using methamphetamine. Both prohibit a person from owning a firearm. Evidence showed that on September 16, 2021, as part of Kreykes’ probationary terms in Iowa, a compliance check was conducted at Kreykes’ motorhome in Sibley, Iowa. The probation officer found drug paraphernalia and Kreykes was arrested. A search warrant was later issued and executed on the motorhome when law enforcement found loose prescription pills, a small bag of methamphetamine, a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun, shotgun shells hunting gear and other drug-related items.
Sentencing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared. Kreykes remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing. Kreykes faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release after any imprisonment.
This case was brought within the framework of the Safe Neighborhoods Project (PSN). The NSP 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 the PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, the PSN focuses its law enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and rehabilitation programs for a lasting reduction in crime.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and has been investigated by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Weapons fire and explosives.
Court records information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case number is 21-4078. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.