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Klemme man faces federal firearms charges

Klemme man faces federal firearms charges


CEDAR RAPIDS | A Klemme man has been indicted on two federal firearms offenses in connection with a January traffic stop in Hancock County.

Shain Curtis Arne, 45, has been charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa with two counts possession of firearms by a felon.

His trial is scheduled to begin April 30, court documents state.

The indictment alleges on or about Jan. 2, Arne, who was convicted of a felony drug charge in Wright County in 1996, was in possession of an American Tactical Omni Hybrid, Thompson/Center Arms Venture Predator, Hi-Point Firearms Model 995 as well as a FMJ Model O/U.

On Jan. 5, Arne was arrested after police attempted to stop him for driving without plates in Kanawha, according to a criminal complaint. Police say he continued driving west on East First Street and crossed Main Street before stopping in the 200 block of West First Street.

After Arne was pulled over, police say he admitted to having a firearm under the passenger seat. The complaint states he was also found to be in possession of marijuana, was barred from driving and didn't have insurance. 

He was charged in Hancock County District Court with felony eluding law enforcement and possessing a firearm as a felon, as well as misdemeanor driving while barred and possession of a controlled substance — second offense.

Those charges were dismissed on Feb. 27 due to the federal indictment, according to court documents.

Arne was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 27 on a federal warrant. 

He remains in custody after a detention hearing Tuesday.

Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.


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