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Brandon man sentenced for being an Armed Career Criminal


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Brandon man with three prior burglary convictions was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being arrested with a gun in his pick-up truck.

Todd Clark, 46, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to being an Armed Career Criminal with a gun on March 22, 2010.  

Clark already had two Third Degree Burglary convictions in Benton County on November 4, 2004, and a Third Degree Burglary conviction in Buchanan County, on August 2, 2005.

He also had prior state convictions for domestic abuse assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say Clark was driving in Buchanan County on December 17, 2009, when he was stopped by a Buchanan County Sheriff's deputy on a state arrest warrant.

When he was stopped, police say Clark had a 20 gauge shotgun and 16 rounds of ammunition in his truck.

They say Clark also had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession.

Clark was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five-years of supervised release after the prison term.

There is no parole in the federal system.

"At sentencing, Mr. Clark said he wouldn't be able to see his son graduate or walk his daughter down the aisle if he was sentenced to 15 years," said United States Attorney Stephanie Rose. "He also won't be able to commit additional crimes and put the public at risk. Felons who are thinking about having guns need to think about the consequences first."

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