Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – An Iowa City man, Sean White Hood, age 32, was sentenced on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, to 72 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Following his imprisonment, Hood was ordered to serve three years of supervised release.

On July 24, 2021, Iowa City police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on a report of shots fired. The investigation determined that there had been two shootings: one at the apartment complex and one across the street. Hood assaulted co-defendant Ka’leck Bolden at the apartment complex, and Bolden shot Hood in retaliation. Hood ran across the street, obtained a firearm from a third-party, and fired several shots toward the apartment complex. A bystander vehicle was struck twice by Hood’s gunfire. Hood discarded his loaded firearm in bushes nearby. Hood pleaded guilty on June 23, 2022.

In August 2022, Bolden, age 24 of Cedar Rapids, received a 100-month sentence for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Iowa City Police Department investigated the case.