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WATERLOO -- A Waterloo man was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he plead guilty to possessing a handgun while being convicted twice of a felony and being a methamphetamine user.

Gage Tyler Bondy, 22, of Waterloo, was sentenced to 77 months in prison, or more than six years, in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release.

Bondy pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person on May 24, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to court records, Bondy stole a car parked in front of a Waterloo home on Feb. 19, sped away from officers at speeds of more than 90 miles per hour and crashed into a utility pole.

Waterloo Police found a Ruger .45-caliber handgun in Bondy's waistband and a used methamphetamine syringe in his sock.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Bondy is being held in United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to prison.

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