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Federal Court Sentences Burlington Man on Charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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August 15, 2014

DAVENPORT, IA- On August 15, 2014, Christopher Lakeith McAfee, age 37, from Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 84 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. McAfee was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On September 10, 2013, a Davenport, Iowa, police officer heard shots fired from a white Cadillac. As the officer began to follow the vehicle, three additional guns shots were fired out of the sun roof of the Cadillac. Members of the Davenport Police Department conducted a traffic stop of this vehicle and identified three occupants, including back seat passenger Christopher McAfee. Officers observed McAfee make movements in the back seat area of the vehicle and McAfee refused repeated commands to get out of the vehicle. Officers had to physically remove McAfee from the Cadillac and found a .380 caliber handgun accessible through a pass through from the back seat into the trunk. Officers also found and seized a .380 caliber handgun clip from McAfee’s pocket and a box of .380 caliber ammunition on the seat where McAfee had been sitting. Officers later recovered spent shell casings from the street areas where the handgun was fired, which were later matched through ballistics testing to the .380 caliber handgun seized from the Cadillac. Previously, in 2007 McAfee was convicted in Iowa state court of willful injury, a felony offense.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.

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