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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 18, 2019

Davenport Man Resentenced to 90 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On November 14, 2019, United States Chief District Judge John A. Jarvey, sentenced Devonte Darnell Holston, 25, of Davenport, Iowa, to 90 months in prison, after Holston pleaded guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

On June 26, 2016, Holston possessed two handguns inside a vehicle in the City of Davenport. When law enforcement attempted to identify him, Holston provided a false name and then ran from officers. Holston was previously convicted of two Wisconsin felonies for burglary in 2012, which were punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. On March 7, 2017, Holston pleaded guilty to Count Two of the two count indictment.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated November 18, 2019