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Toledo Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearms and Improvised Explosive Device

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Jeffrey Davenport, 52, of Toledo, was sentenced on Monday, November 22, by Judge Jack Zouhary to 54 months in prison after Davenport pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered destructive device.

As set out in court documents, on July 1, 2020, the Toledo Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and members of the Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad executed a search warrant at Davenport’s residence on Atlantic Avenue in Toledo.  During the search, law enforcement officers obtained a smoke grenade, three inert grenades, one flak jacket, miscellaneous ammunition, 11 firearms and an improvised explosive device.

While executing the warrant, law enforcement officers detained two of Davenport’s associates, who later admitted to removing several firearms and ammunition from the Davenport residence to conceal them from police.  These items included eight boxes of miscellaneous ammunition, a green rifle case, seven firearms and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Davenport is prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous convictions of felonious assault and attempted felonious assault on a peace officer in 2003 in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

This case was investigated by the ATF and Toledo Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deyana F. Unis.


Daniel Ball

Updated February 27, 2024

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