Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Ammunition Charge

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – Kaleb Alan Shannan, age 22, of Burlington, was sentenced on June 1, 2022, to 108 months in prison for being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Shannan was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and was assessed a $100 Special Assessment immediately payable to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Shannan was identified as an individual who had communicated numerous threats towards law enforcement and their families both in electronic communication and personal contact. During a traffic stop search, law enforcement seized nine-millimeter rounds of ammunition from Shannan’s backpack. On January 18, 2022, Shannan pleaded guilty to the charge.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the Des Moines County Sheriff and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.