North Iowa man to plead guilty to federal firearms charges

Randy Lee Patrie

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Attorneys in the case of a Charles City man charged with federal firearms crimes are coming to an agreement for him to avoid trial.

Randy Patrie, 40, will plead guilty to Possession of a Firearms By a Felon as an Armed Career Criminal, and Possession of Sawed-Off Shotguns.  A hearing is scheduled for Friday.  He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison without possibility of parole, and a fine of $250,000.

According to the plea agreement filed in federal court, Patrie admits to possessing 24 firearms at his home.  They were found during a search of his home on July 4, and include several guns stolen stolen from Gilbert’s Sale Yard in Floyd in May.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives got involved in the investigation shortly after that theft.

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