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Buffalo Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Bobby Wilson, III, age 23, of Buffalo, to 24 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Wilson was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

This investigation began in January 2020 when police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a bar in downtown Davenport. A report had been made regarding a male who stated he had a gun during a verbal altercation. Law enforcement made contact with the subject, later identified as Wilson, who ran to evade officers and resisted arrest when he was caught. Officers located a loaded Springfield XDS .45 caliber handgun in his sweatshirt pocket. At the time of this incident, Wilson knew he had a prior felony conviction for a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 23, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses