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.
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