Walling pleads guilty to two felonies
A Washington man was sentenced on April 10 after pleading guilty to two felonies and a serious misdemeanor.
On Jan. 31 John Edward Walling Jr., 36,of Washington, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, which is a Class D felony, and to manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana, also a Class D felony, his court record said.
The aggravated misdemeanor Walling pleaded guilty to was possession of an explosive or incendiary device, the court record said.
Walling was sentenced to five years of prison for each felony and two years of prison for the aggravated misdemeanor, his court record said. He will serve his sentences concurrently and, he will be given credit for time served, his record said.
On May 10, 2013, Walling sold marijuana to local law enforcement officials from his home, his court record said.
A search warrant was executed at his residence on June 5, 2013, the court records showed. Items found during the search included a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, three firearms, ammunition, and what Walling called a “homemade bomb,” his court record said.
He was fined $750 for each of the felonies and $625 for the aggravated misdemeanor, ordered to pay for all court costs, and has to submit DNA for DNA profiling with the Iowa Department of Corrections, the court record said.