Davenport Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Davenport, IA - On February 17, 2017, DeAries Napoleon Jones, age 28, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 33 months in prison for two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Jones was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his release.
On March 7, 2016, Davenport Police Department (DPD) received a shots-fired call. Upon investigation, they found a vehicle, belonging to Jones, that was possibly involved. Officers obtained a search warrant for Jones’ vehicle. Three spent-shell casings were found in the vehicle. Upon search of Jones’ residence, a Ruger P95 9mm handgun was recovered, along with 48 rounds of ammunition and marijuana.
On July 11, 2016, DPD initiated an unrelated investigation. Jones was located and a loaded Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm handgun was found in Jones’ waistband.
This matter was investigated by the DPD 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 as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.
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Learn more about this release by contacting Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov