Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Felon Gun
By Larry Burkum, Producer
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to providing a gun to a felon.
Demetrius Hardiman admitted he knowingly gave a gun to his brother, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms.
Police encountered the brothers early on May 8th and discovered Haridman's brother had a cocked and loaded 9mm handgun. Hardiman told officers he stole the gun the year before and had his brother carry the gun that night for protection.
Hardiman faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and three years of supervised release. A sentencing date has not been set.
He remains free on bond.