Fort Dodge Man, William Howard Rockey Halstead Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm
Halstead, a convicted felon, was found in possession of marijuana and a handgun.
(STL.News) A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty August 19, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.
William Howard Rockey Halstead, 34, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
At the plea hearing, Halstead admitted that he had been previously convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon, in the Iowa District Court for Webster County, on or about May 15, 2017. Reports show that, on September 2, 2020, Halstead was stopped by law enforcement for having an inoperable break light. During the stop, law enforcement observed multiple items resembling marijuana in plain view within the car. Halstead was asked to step out of the car at which time he locked his glovebox and exited the car.
A subsequent search of Halstead uncovered a digital scale in his pocket. A search of the car revealed numerous pieces of marijuana on the seat, floorboard, and center console of the vehicle. Law enforcement then asked Halstead for the keys to unlock the glovebox.