Dubuque man sentenced to prison after fleeing police, tossing firearm

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 10:39 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A Dubuque man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon.

Police said 33-year-old Christopher Evans tried to get rid of a loaded firearm, $14,000 in cash, and marijuana while fleeing officers after striking a vehicle with a pregnant woman, two children and an adult man.

Both the pregnant woman and a child were injured in the crash.

Evans pleaded guilty on June 7, 2021. He was sentenced to 110 months in prison and a 3-year-term of supervised release.

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