A Waterloo man who exchanged gunfire with others in the 900 block of West Fifth Street in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 31, 2020, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Tony Terrell Campbell, age 37, from Waterloo was convicted of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
At the plea hearing, Campbell admitted he had a firearm on July 31, 2020, and had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses including three burglary offenses, theft of lottery tickets, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, and assault while participating in a felony.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Campbell remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Campbell faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Reinert and was investigated by the Waterloo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 21-CR-2050. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Iowa