Dubuque Felon, Katwan Montez Brown Who Provided Gun to New Year’s Day Shooter Sentenced to Federal Prison
Previously Convicted of Multiple Violent Crimes
(STL.News) A man who handed a loaded handgun to another felon, who then shot a third person, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
Katwan Montez Brown, age 27, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 25, 2020 guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence at sentencing showed that Brown handed a loaded pistol to Derrick Timmons after Timmons had been in an argument in the street during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2020. Video evidence showed that, shortly after Brown gave Timmons the pistol, Timmons shot multiple times from the doorway of a home, striking one individual. After the shooting, Brown left the house and ran to an alleyway behind it, returning moments later. Dubuque police officers later found a pistol in the alleyway, as well as a cell phone and identification belonging to Brown. Brown’s fingerprints were found on the magazine inside the pistol, and shell casings outside the residence from where Timmons shot matched the pistol that had Brown’s fingerprints.