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Davenport Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Firearms Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

According to public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, Tyrae Ronzell McDonald, 43, was in possession of a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number. McDonald used the loaded firearm to threaten an adult female in the presence of two minor children. McDonald had been previously convicted of felony offenses, including two murder convictions, and was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.

After completing his term of imprisonment, McDonald will be required to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Davenport Police Department.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), 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. PSN, an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime, is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


Public Information Officer 

Updated February 29, 2024

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