Estherville Woman Pleads Guilty To Firearms Charge; Could Face 15 Years In Prison

Sioux City, Iowa — An Estherville woman has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge.

The U.S Attorney’s Office says 21-year-old Jodeci Holmes pled guilty last week to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

During her plea hearing, Holmes admitted she possessed a 9mm Luger pistol and that she was using marijuana at the time. Holmes also had been convicted of a felony offense of possession with intent to deliver marijuana in 2022.

Holmes remains in the custody of a U.S. Marshal pending sentencing. She faces a possible maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and not more than three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Estherville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Courtesy fellow Community First Broadcasting station KUOO in Spirit Lake