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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Vallejo Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sammy Davis Dewitt Morgan, 38, of Vallejo, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to 12 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court records, in Dec. 2017, Morgan led police on a high-speed chase through a residential area in Vallejo at speeds that reached 75 miles per hour. The chase ended when Morgan lost control of his car and crashed into the security fencing at a local business. When Morgan got out of his car, officers detained him in handcuffs. As the officers were doing so, they found a .40-caliber pistol with a 22-round extended magazine in Morgan’s waistband. Afterwards, the officers conducted a parole search at Morgan’s apartment and found ammunition in various calibers. Morgan cannot lawfully possess firearms or ammunition because he has previously been convicted of six felony offenses. Morgan pleaded guilty on Oct. 23, 2018.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Vallejo Police Department with assistance from the FBI’s Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 
2:18-cr-019-JAM
Updated October 22, 2019