Estherville Woman Sent To Federal Prison For Over Two Years On Firearm Conviction

Sioux City, Iowa — An Estherville woman has been sent to federal prison for a firearm conviction.

According to the US Attorney’s office, 22-year-old Jodeci Holmes of Estherville has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.  Holmes pled guilty in September 2023 to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

The US Attorney’s office says that at the plea and sentencing hearings, evidence showed that on April 1, 2023, in Estherville, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Holmes was a passenger.  After the officer smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle, a search was conducted where marijuana and a 9mm pistol, which belonged to Holmes, were found.  The US Attorney’s office says Holmes was a marijuana user and had been convicted of felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana.  Both prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm.

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Holmes was sentenced to 30 months in prison and must serve a term of three years of supervised release following the imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Holmes remains in the custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transported to a federal prison.