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July 2, 2013

Felon charged after guns found

Woman seeking to regain right to own gun charged after agents find guns, ammunition in home

CLINTON — A district court judge will consider a motion to suppress filed by a Clinton woman in connection with a felony gun charge filed against her after agents found more than a dozen guns in her family’s home.

Dawn Hansen is accused of having control of firearms as a felon, a charge that came during her attempts to regain her right to a firearm, a right she had lost after a prior felony drug conviction.

Hansen’s most recent charge came after agents doing an investigation into her rights request found several unsecured guns belonging to her husband in the home. The issue is whether Hansen willingly let agents into her home and whether what they found during the search in areas accessible to Hansen can be used against her - specifically 14 guns ranging from AR-15s to rifles to handguns - and 1,400 rounds of ammunition.

Agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Hansen told Judge John Telleen their accounts last week of what occurred the morning of April 4. The agents and Hansen disagreed on how she decided to let them into her house.

Agent Teresa Miller-Kaszinski investigates applications for regaining rights. She told the court that after reviewing an application, she typically begins by visiting the person’s neighborhood and speaking to the neighbors. An interview with the applicant is one of the last things she does.

On April 4, Miller-Kaszinski and her partner, Kurt Lechtenberg, visited Hansen’s neighborhood on South 14th Street. After having no luck finding any of the neighbors home, Miller-Kaszinski noticed a car in Hansen’s driveway and called her to see if they could stop by. She told the court that the defendant told her she had just awakened and was taking care of her children, asking for 10 minutes to get ready.

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