U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Iowa
(319) 363-6333
June 12, 2015

Man Indicted as Armed Career Criminal

Robert M. Hertz, age 53, of 2418 Catskill Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged in a single count indictment filed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids yesterday, with possession of a firearm and ammunition as an armed career criminal.

The Indictment charges Hertz possessed a .40 caliber rifle and 237 rounds of ammunition on May 12, 2015, after he had previously been convicted of three violent felonies or serious drug offenses, namely, Arson, Second Degree Burglary, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

If convicted of being an armed career criminal, Hertz faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment, plus a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to five years.

The arraignment on the indictment is set for June 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Murphy and was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations; Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 15-CR-00053.

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