WATERLOO – A Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison for a gun that police found under a car he was standing near in 2018.
Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Karondius Martea Kelly, 20, to four years and nine months in prison on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition during an Oct. 16 hearing in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He will have to serve three years of supervised release following the prison time.
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The charge stems from an Oct. 29, 2018, incident where police went to search his Madison Street home and found him standing next to a parked Hyundai Sonata. Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team located a loaded .22-caliber Bryco Arms pistol under the vehicle. Officers also found .22-caliber ammo in his bedroom.
Authorities said Kelly was prohibited from possession firearms because of a 2017 drug conviction.