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Iowa man sentenced for illegal possession of firearm

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An Iowa man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for illegally owning two firearms.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Daniel Campbell was sentenced on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to more than eight years in prison. Police said while being apprehended in June of 2013, he shot over his shoulder at pursuing officers.

Officials said on June 10th the Dubuque Police Department received a report of a man with a firearm on Bluff Street. Officers approached the area and spotted Campbell, who matched the description of the 911 call.

“When an officer asked Campbell to stop, Campbell ran away and pulled two guns from his pants,” said a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “Campbell tossed one gun as he ran through an alley behind a church. Campbell took the second gun and fired a shot over his shoulder at the pursuing officers before tossing the gun into a fenced-in area behind the church.”

A spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said after hiding from officers, Campbell was arrested about an hour and a half after the call came in.

After being released from prison, Campbell will be required to serve three years of supervised release.