Today, February 19, 2018, in Muscatine County District Court MATTHEW GORDAN ELAM, 35, of rural Muscatine County, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and aggravated assault. Investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office showed that on September 23, 2017, ELAM was in possession of a shotgun. He had assaulted another individual by striking him with a firearm. ELAM had been convicted in 2011 of the felony offenses of criminal mischief in the first degree and burglary in the third degree. He will be sentenced March 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
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