A motion for reconsideration of a prison term filed by a Storm Lake man serving time on firearms and theft convictions has been rejected.
Fifty-four year-old John Stephen Lullman was sentenced in February to five years in prison on a charge of felon in possession of firearms, a class “C” felony. The prison sentence is being served concurrently with a ten-year prison sentence received on a first-degree theft conviction. In April of last year, Lullman was placed on three-years probation after pleading guilty to writing 30-thousand dollars in bad checks.
At the hearing in January, Lullman acknowledged he assaulted his wife by hitting her on the head with full beer cans he threw at her…. and he was in possession of several shotguns and rifles, even though, as a convicted felon, he was not allowed to own or possess any firearms. Lullman also admitted he duped three victims who had worked for him by writing bad checks to them totaling over 15-hundred dollars. Lullman’s probation was revoked and a ten-year prison term was reinstated.
In March, Lullman filed a motion for reconsideration of the sentence… saying “correctional rehabilitation would best be served by community-based treatment services.” The Buena Vista County Attorney’s office asked for dismissal of the motion, stating Lullman “was granted probation on first-degree theft and was convicted of other crimes barely six months into his probation period.”
Senior Judge John Duffy in rejecting Lullman’s request ruled the court found the motion without merit.