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Bellevue man to serve 19 years in federal prison for firearms

Man fled authorities, caught in Michigan

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A 48-year-old Bellevue man was sentenced to over 19 years in federal prison for being a felon and possessing 15 firearms and ammunition. 

Terrance Joseph Kilburg pleaded guilty in April to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and one count of possessing unregistered National Firearms Act Weapons. According to the plea, Kilburg admitted to being a felon and having 15 firearms and various forms of ammunition. Two of his guns were short barreled or "sawed-off" shotguns. 

During the plea hearing, Kilburg also admitted to allowing a person access to his property to manufacture methamphetamine. Items associated with the manufacturing were seized during the execution of a search warrant.

Kilburg left Iowa and was declared a fugitive from justice while on release pending sentencing. He was eventually arrested by the Michigan State Patrol.

Kilburg was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison and was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his prison term.

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