CEDAR RAPIDS -- Armando Adame, 21, of Waterloo, has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The charge is contained in a complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.
The complaint alleges that on Nov. 17, Adame possessed a firearm, specifically a sawed-off Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works 12-gauge shotgun. Investigators located the firearm after searching a residence in Waterloo where they found Adame sleeping.
Investigators seized the firearm from a backpack containing other items belonging to Adame. During an examination of the firearm, investigators located a latent print consistent with Adame’s palm print on it. The complaint further alleges that Adame is prohibited from possessing firearms because of two prior felony convictions, namely conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and felon in possession of a firearm.
If convicted, Adame faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.
Adame appeared Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond. Adame’s next appearance for an arraignment will be set for a future date.