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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Fleet Farm employee who was convicted of stealing a handgun from the store was sentenced this week to one year in federal prison.
Raykwon Stevenson, 25, of Marion, pleaded guilty in March to one count of theft of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer. A plea agreement states Stevenson stole a .22 caliber pistol from the store’s inventory on May 23, 2020. There was video surveillance that recorded the incident.
After discovering the theft, the firearms dealer contacted law enforcement in July 2020. Federal agents interviewed Stevenson outside his apartment building July 16. He admitted to stealing the gun but initially lied about where it was. He eventually admitted the gun was in his apartment and agents confiscated it.
U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Stevenson to one year and one day in prison and ordered him to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term.
Stevenson was released on the bond previously set and will be required to turn himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service on Aug. 26.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Morfitt and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
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