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A Sioux City gang member and registered sex offender whose criminal activity was discovered as part of the investigation of a May 1, , drive-by shooting in Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison. Rocky Joe Grimaldo, 28, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 12, , guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Since Grimaldo had already been convicted of felony assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Woodbury County, Iowa, his possession of a firearm violated federal law. On that day, Alejandro Guerrero-Valadez, Victor Gutierrez, a juvenile, and another man, perpetrated a gang-related drive-by shooting at a home in Sioux City, Iowa.
The house was targeted because it was thought to be the home of a rival street gang member. The night of the drive-by shooting, the four men drove to the home. They drove by slowly once, but then reversed course and accelerated. As they passed the home the second time, Gutierrez fired numerous rounds out of the moving vehicle's window at the victim's home, cars, and garage.
The occupied house, the garage, and the cars were hit several times with bullets. Later Gutierrez and another gang member told Jonathan Torress-Ortiz of the shooting and asked Ortiz to hide or destroy the gun. Ortiz hid the gun for the next six months and repeatedly lied to law enforcement about the gun's location.
Sometime in early , Grimaldo, and Albertsen, fled to Des Moines, Iowa, in the hope that they could escape prosecution for their federal crimes. In the Spring of , when Grimaldo was finally located by law enforcement, he, Albertsen, and another member of their street gang were in possession of, with the intent to distribute, 15 pounds of marijuana.
He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term, during which time he may not associate with members or associates of any street gang. There is no parole in the federal system. All of these men must also serve three years' supervised release following prison, during which time they may not associate with members or associates of any street gang.
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Contact: Peter Deegan. Current Site Department of Justice U. Attorneys Northern District of Iowa. Archives Department of Justice U.Senior sex Sioux City Iowa
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