Judge sentences Dunklin County man for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
CAPE GIRARDEAU – United States District Judge Court Stephen R. Clark sentenced Kendrick D. Calloway to 120 months in prison. Calloway, a 38-year-old resident of Malden, Missouri, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to the statutory maximum sentence of 10 years. A contested sentencing hearing was held on July 20, 2021 and five witnesses testified for the government.
On March 8, 2020, officers with the Malden Missouri Police Department responded to a “shots-fired” call on Blades Drive. Two people reported Kendrick Calloway knocked on their car window as he was holding a gun. Words were exchanged and Calloway fired a shot. The victims drove off and Calloway followed them in his car and fired additional shots at them. Officers made contact with Calloway and ordered him to the ground. Calloway had a fully loaded Kel-Tec P-32 semiautomatic pistol in the waistband of his pants. Calloway was non-compliant with police and attempted to bite an officer. An additional firearm, an SCCY 9mm, semi-automatic pistol was found in Calloway’s car. Officers recovered a spent shell casing in the parking lot where the victims were parked. A criminalist with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory was able to confirm the spent shell casing was fired from the SCCY 9mm recovered from Calloway’s car. The MSHP Crime Lab also confirmed the presence of gunshot residue on Calloway’s hands. Calloway was a convicted felon and therefore it was unlawful for him to possess firearms.
This case was investigated by officers with the Malden Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Julie A. Hunter handled the prosecution.