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Felon, who threatened to kill a woman, sentenced to 10 years for possessing firearm

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A man, who threatened to kill a Cedar Rapids woman, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. 

Darrell Junior Sims, 29, of Cedar Rapids, received the prison term after an April 21, 2017 jury verdict found him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

The evidence at trial showed that during a phone call last January, Sims threatened to kill a female companion. When the woman asked what he planned to kill her with, Sims told her to look under her mattress. The woman looked under the mattress and found a loaded revolver and a loaded pistol. The woman contacted the United States Marshals Service, and two Deputy Marshals arrived and took the firearms. While the deputies were collecting the firearms, Sims called the woman again. A deputy recorded the conversations, during which Sims accused the woman of allowing his guns to be stolen. 

Sims was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 2-year term of supervised release after the prison term. 

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