Marion Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm Offense
MARION, Iowa- A man was charged with possession of firearms as an unlawful drug user and for possession of stolen firearms. Curtis Joel Grandon, 21, of Marion, Iowa was sentenced to serve 11 years in federal prison Wednesday afternoon.
Grandon plead guilty to both offenses on June 1, 2012.
Curtis Grandon, along with 3 other men, burglarized a Marion residence back in June of 2010. The 4 boys drove to the home and Grandon typed in the garage code.
After sentencing today the government presented more evidence against Grandon stating that he had ties with the family of the residence and suggested the burglary. According to officials, Grandon received one of the stolen guns, a semi-automatic SKS assault rifle, for spearheading the burglary.
Furthur evidence exposed Grandon bragging about other burglaries he committed along with admitting to being involved in the shooting of Jagarias Bell in April 2010. Grandon also obtained oxycodone from his federal inmate Donald Washburn at the Linn County Jail.
Grandon was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. In addition to his sentence Grandon must pay a special assessment of $200 and serve a 3-year term of supervised release after his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
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