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Northern District of Iowa

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cedar Rapids Felon Sent to Prison For 100 Months for Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

A convicted felon who possessed a firearm and ammunition in Cedar Rapids earlier this year was sentenced yesterday to 100 months in federal prison.

Michael Ray Davis, age 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after his April 24, 2015, guilty pleas to three federal firearms crimes.  The crimes included Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon; Unlawful Possession of a National Firearms Act Firearm; and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

At the guilty plea hearing, Davis admitted that he knowingly possessed a Beretta .40 caliber handgun and Winchester .40 caliber ammunition on January 4, 2015.  Davis also admitted he knowingly possessed a modified Fabarm 12-gauge pump weapon on February 5, 2015, and such weapon was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.  Davis also admitted to a prior felony conviction in state court for criminal mischief in the second degree.

Davis was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade to 100 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $300 was imposed.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Davis is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Vavricek and investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.  Court file information available:  The case file number is 15-CR-0019.

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Updated July 27, 2015