SINGLETON PLEAS: Former Officer Pleads Guilty

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A former Des Moines police officer faces up to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony weapons charges.

In May, Brandon Singleton was fired from the Des Moines Police Department following an investigation into an April hit and run case involving his police cruiser. Drugs were found in the car.

Singleton pleaded guilty Friday to three charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He faces five years in prison on each charge when he’s sentenced November 1st. Because Singleton was on probation for drug charges at the time of the offense, an extra two years in prison are possible.

Singleton also pleaded guilty Friday to one charge of domestic abuse for an incident involving his estranged wife. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to complete a substance treatment program.