Man Arrested On Firearms Charges In Rock Valley Gets Eight Years In Federal Prison

Sioux City, Iowa — A Sioux City man who was arrested in Rock Valley after an incident in June of 2021 has now been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Authorities say the Rock Valley crime was only one of the crimes referenced in the trial of 28-year-old Carter Brinkerhoff.

The Rock Valley event involved Brinkerhoff pointing a rifle at victims during an argument. The charges filed at that time, which were dismissed in favor of federal charges were Felon in Possession of a Firearm-a Class D felony, Going Armed with Intent-a Class D felony, and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon-a class C felony. Drugs were also allegedly found in his vehicle.

The US Attorney’s office says Brinkerhoff illegally possessed a firearm as a felon on multiple occasions and was sentenced last week to eight years in federal prison. They tell us he received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

In addition to the June 2021 incident in Rock Valley, evidence in the case showed that on May 4, 2019, and August 20, 2020, Brinkerhoff also knowingly possessed firearms. Each of the occasions was discovered when law enforcement responded to allegations of other crimes of violence involving Brinkerhoff.

According to the US Attorney’s office, Brinkerhoff was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand, to 96 months (8 years) in prison. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.



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