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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who unlawfully possessed a gun he fired at a group of teenagers last year was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison.
Dmontrey R. Redmond, 24, pleaded guilty in July to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams on Wednesday sentenced Redmond to 10 years in federal prison, with a three-year term of supervised release after prison.
On Nov. 29, 2020, Redmond left a house on 15th Avenue SW and walked into an alley in the 1500 block of Hamilton Street SW. Five teenagers walking in the alley began to run as Redmond left the house. Redmond fired a handgun in their direction.
No teenager was hit, but a parked car was struck.
When police went to the home on 15th Avenue SW, they found Redmond, his girlfriend and his mother. The mother consented to a search, where officers found a loaded Glock handgun.
Officers found nine shell casings in the alley that matched the rounds in the Glock, based on an analysis by the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network.
Five days later, on Dec. 4, 2020, Redmond went to a gun store in Waterloo with Jamie Marie Graham. Redmond told Graham to select two Glock handguns and a box of .40-caliber ammunition.
Graham filled out the necessary paperwork, falsely saying that she was buying the guns. But Redmond paid for the guns and took them and the ammunition after leaving the store.
Graham, 23, of Waterloo, was sentenced to five years of federal probation earlier this month after pleading guilty to making false statements during the purchase of the guns.
On Dec. 23, 2020, one of the handguns Redmond acquired was accidentally discharged by a 4-year-old child in a home where a friend of Redmond’s was living. A bullet struck the child in the chin and head, causing significant injuries, though the child survived.
Redmond has prior convictions for assault, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs, theft, providing false identification, robbery, reckless use of a firearm resulting in bodily injury and trafficking in stolen weapons.
The judge on Wednesday ordered Redmond to pay about $1,000 in restitution to the owner of the car damaged by gunfire Nov. 29, 2020.
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