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Waterloo man in federal custody on gun charge

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Waterloo man is being held in federal custody after being charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun.

An indictment filed on March 18, 2010 alleges that Andre Ross, 43, of Waterloo, was found with a .22 caliber handgun in January.

Ross was arrested January 13th and charged with 2nd Degree Kidnapping and Violation of a No-Contact Order after he stopped a woman from leaving a house at gunpoint.

They say the incident began when Ross got into an argument with the woman at a friend's house. When she tried to leave, Ross stopped her at gunpoint.

Ross then walked her home and held her there.

The woman was able to alert her daughter when they came into the house. The daughter then called police.

Ross was arrested in July of 2009 for holding the same woman at his house against her will.

He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and false imprisonment in that case and was sentenced to a year in jail. That sentence was suspended to time served and probation.

The woman then filed a no-contact order.

Ross was also convicted of felony burglary in Black Hawk County on September 10, 1992.

He faces a possible 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release if convicted.

Ross was in federal court in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday and is being held without bond until his trial which is set for July 6, 2010.

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