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Lexington Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Clint Dion Davis, 39, of Lexington, was sentenced today, to 87 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

According to his plea agreement, in April 2019, officers with the Lexington Police Department, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Davis. Davis admitted to the officers that he was in possession of a firearm.  Officers located a Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol on his person. Davis has previously been convicted of a felony offense and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.            

Under federal law, Moberly must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years. Davis will also be required to pay a $15,000.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF and Lexington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia T. Rieker.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Eastern District of Kentucky, U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan Jr., coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. Click here for more information about Project Guardian.

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Updated June 26, 2020

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