Marion Man Charged with Being a Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearms

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Tyler Maus, age 29, of Marion, Iowa, has been charged with being a felon in possession of firearms.  The charge is contained in an Indictment unsealed on August 29, 2022, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, in December 2021, Maus possessed four pistols after having been convicted of four felonies.

If convicted, Maus faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Maus appeared for a detention hearing on September 1 and September 8, 2022, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was released on bond.  Maus’s next appearance for trial is set for October 31, 2022.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and is being investigated by the Hiawatha Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Marion Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is CR 22-49.

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