Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense


COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — On August 27, 2021, a Council Bluffs man, John Allen Lindeman, Jr., age 26, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 78 months in prison for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. His term of imprisonment is to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On November 19, 2020, Lindeman eluded law enforcement by driving back and forth between Nebraska and Iowa. Deputies with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office eventually spotted Lindeman’s vehicle in a parking lot in Council Bluffs. Lindeman refused to exit his vehicle and instead reversed his car at a high rate of speed. He continued to resist until law enforcement was able to arrest him. Lindeman was found in possession of a pistol at the time of his arrest.

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According to court documents, Lindeman pleaded guilty to Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm in April of 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Council Bluffs Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

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