Project Safe Neighborhood Arrests Send Three Men to Federal Prison

A twice-convicted felon from Hiawatha who was caught with a number of guns and some meth has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.   36-year old Eric Boyer will also spend three years on supervised release, once he gets out of prison, after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, which he said he had, to protect his drugs from being stolen.

A Waterloo man who had a gun after being convicted of a felony will spend close to five years in federal custody.   25-year old Brady Morgan was also ordered by federal Judge Linda Reade to serve three years on supervised release when he gets out.  Morgan had previously been convicted of felony assault for a 2015 attack on Brett Weichers, who lost an eye in the incident.

Another Waterloo man convicted of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition while also being a meth and marijuana user has been sentenced to a year-and-a-day in federal prison.   38-year old Scott Gilson had pled guilty last September to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a drug user.   Chief Federal Judge Leonard Strand also gave Gilson two years of supervised release when his prison time is over.