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Davenport Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On Monday, May 3, 2021, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Darvill Jimmy Joseph Bragg, age 26, of Davenport, to 240 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Bragg was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. On August 26, 2020, following a jury trial, Bragg was found guilty of illegally possessing a Taurus Judge revolver.

On October 25, 2019, law enforcement received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired in the area of the 1300 block of East 37th Street in Davenport. The Davenport Police Department responded and located multiple fired shell casings, as well as damage consistent with bullet holes in a nearby apartment building. The target of the shooting informed law enforcement Bragg and another man shot at him as he drove through the parking lot—Bragg with a revolver and the other man with an automatic pistol. Officers observed damage consistent with bullet holes in the target’s vehicle. Later that same night, law enforcement encountered Bragg as the front passenger in a vehicle in the area of the earlier shooting. A Taurus Judge revolver was in the door bin next to his seat. At the time of the offense, Bragg had been convicted of Willful Injury in the Iowa District Court for Scott County.

At sentencing, Bragg was subject to Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(e) (the Armed Career Criminal Act). He was subject to the Act due to prior convictions for armed robbery in 2011 in Rock Island County, Illinois, and Willful Injury in 2015 in Scott County.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated May 6, 2021

Firearms Offenses