Spencer, Iowa — A drive-by shooting that happened in May near Spencer has led to a Spencer man being sentenced to a term in a federal prison.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, on May 9th deputies investigated a drive-by shooting at the Country Villa Trailer Court near Spencer. Deputies say a residence was struck by several rounds fired from a vehicle on an adjacent road. Officials say a subsequent investigation by Clay County deputies, Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Spencer Police Department resulted in a search warrant being executed at the Spencer residence of Travis Mattson, and led to Mattson’s arrest and prosecution in federal court.
Federal authorities say Mattson was sentenced recently to 19-years in federal prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking crime.
Mattson was sentenced to 19-years in a federal prison, followed by a 4-year term of supervised release after his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Mattson is being held by the United State’s Marshal’s Service until he can be transported to a federal prison.