Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

May 2, 2013

Pope pleads guilty in US District Court

Steve Woodhouse

Des Moines — Daniel Ray Pope, 54, of Knoxville signed a plea agreement, indicating his guilt of possession of a firearm as a felon. 

According to the agreement, Pope, who has an extensive criminal history in Marion County, was found with more than one firearm and ammunition on or about Sept. 26, 2012. Possessing a firearm as a felon is a crime, one that he was previously found guilty of in court at the state level in 2001. At the same time that charge was filed, he was accused of attempted murder, but that charge was reduced to assault while displaying a weapon. 

The crime he agreed to plead guilty to in federal court carries with it a maximum prison term of 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to three years. 

The agreement is attached to this article. To learn more about Pope's criminal history in Marion County, visit