Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to firearms charge

A Fort Dodge man faces a possible federal prison term after pleading guilty to lying while buying a gun, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa. Hunter Collier, 22, pleaded guilty on Monday to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm, federal prosecutors reported.

According to the Attorney’s Office, Collier bought a .380 ACP pistol in July 2022 from The Iowa Outdoor Store in Fort Dodge. He indicated that he was buying the gun for himself when in fact he was buying it for someone else, prosecutors said. Collier also bought another gun for this individual, whom prosecutors did not identify, at a gun shop in Des Moines.

Collier faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following any prison term.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.


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