CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A Charles City man has received a 20-year prison term after pleading guilty on Sept. 6, 2013, to possessing sawed-off shotguns and being a felon in possession of firearms.
Randy Patrie, 44, was previously sentenced to life imprisonment but, because of a Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case, his life sentence was overturned on appeal. As a result of the decision, Patrie could no longer be sentenced to life imprisonment because the maximum potential sentence was 20 years. The court sentenced him to that on Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.
He was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. A special assessment of $200 was also imposed and he must serve a three-year term of supervised release. Patrie is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be taken to a federal prison.
The case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Chickasaw and Floyd County Sheriff’s Offices and the Charles City Police Department.
Patrie’s time served since July 12, 2013, when he was originally arrested will go toward the 20-year sentence, according to Tony Morfitt with the United States Attorney’s Office for Iowa’s northern district.
According to the Chickasaw County Attorney’s Office, there is currently an ongoing investigation in regards to Patrie in connection to the death of Kenneth Gallmeyer, of Nashua.
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