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Davenport Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On October 23, 2017, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Darrell Rasean Ratliff, age 28, of Davenport, Iowa, to 120 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Ratliff was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. 

On April 14, 2017, Ratliff pled guilty to the charge. As part of his plea, Ratliff admitted he knowingly possessed a Ruger LCP .380 pistol with an attached extended magazine on September 23, 2016. Ratliff was prohibited from firearm possession due to multiple prior felony convictions from Scott County.


This charge resulted from a Davenport Police investigation. On September 23, 2016, Davenport Police Department members executed a search warrant at a residence on West 61st Street; they found and seized the Ruger pistol with an extended magazine.


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




Learn more about this release by calling Kevin E. VanderSchel at 515-473-9300, or by emailing him at (link sends e-mail).





Updated October 24, 2017

Firearms Offenses