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“Sons Of Silence” Motorcycle Club Member Sentenced To Federal Prison

The U.S. Dept. Of Justice says a man known as the “enforcer” for a Northern Iowa motorcycle club has been sentenced to federal prison. 38 year old Justin Carlson of Sheffield, is a member of the “Sons Of Silence”.

Carlson was sentenced last week after pleading guilty in March on a charge of felon in possession of a gun, Criminal complaints say, Carlson and other member of the “Sons Of Silence” confronted a man over wearing certain patches on his motorcycle vest.

That incident happened in April of 2020 in Clarion. It turned out the man was an off duty police officer. Charges from that incident led to a subsequent search of Carlson’s home, which turned up two guns.

In March of this year, the Wright County Attorney’s office dropped the charges stemming from the original confrontation. However, the weapons charge against Carlson was still prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Carlson has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison.



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