DUNKERTON – A Dunkerton man has been arrested on federal firearms charges after officers found a loaded gun in his backyard while investigating a business burglary in December.

An officer with an Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms task force filed a complaint seeking charges of felon in possession of a firearm for Patrick Ryan Lindquist, 38.

Lindquist appeared in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday and was detained pending a further hearing.

According to court records, Waterloo officer were searching Lindquist’s home on West Sycamore Street in Dunkerton on Dec. 2, 2016, as part of an investigation to a November 2016 burglary at Lovell’s Truck and Trailer Center where tools and a handgun were taken.

The search turned up a 9mm SAR handgun that had been stolen from Lovell’s as well as other items taken from Lovell’s, records state.

Lindquist is prohibited from handling firearms because of prior felony theft, burglary and methamphetamine convictions, records state.

He had been arrested earlier on state charges in connection with the weapon.

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