Michigan man arrested after high-speed chase in north-central Iowa sentenced to six years on federal gun possession charge

SIOUX CITY — A Michigan man has been sentenced to six years in prison on a federal illegal firearm possession charge after a high-speed chase in north-central Iowa last year.

The US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa’s office says 23-year-old Ahmed Khalif of Owosso Michigan pleaded guilty in March to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He was a user of marijuana and was previously convicted of a felony in the state of Michigan, both prohibiting  a person from possessing a firearm.  Evidence shows that during an October 19th of 2022 traffic stop, Khalif possessed a nine-millimeter pistol and marijuana.

Prior to the stop, an Iowa State Patrol trooper clocked his vehicle traveling on Interstate 35 in Franklin County in excess of 100 miles per hour. Khalif then led the trooper on a high-speed pursuit into Wright County, at times traveling toward oncoming traffic. Khalif intentionally rammed the trooper’s vehicle and fled on foot a short distance before being apprehended.

US District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand earlier this week sentenced Khalif to six years in federal prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release. His sentence was reduced by one year and five days due to time served on related state convictions.