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Davenport Man Sentenced To 63 Month Imprisonment For Federal Firearms Offense

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 25, 2013, Fred Carl Chapman, age 30, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose also ordered Chapman to serve three years supervised release following imprisonment, and pay a $100 special assessment to the crime victim fund.

On May 19, 2012, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department was contacted by employees of a downtown bar about a man in the bar armed with a gun. A police officer went to the bar and identified Chapman based on a bar employees’ description. When the officer asked Chapman to step outside, Chapman initially refused, but eventually went outside with the officer. The officer frisked Chapman, finding a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition in Chapman’s pocket. Chapman had several prior felony convictions, and was charged in United States District Court as a felon in possession of a firearm. Chapman entered a guilty plea on October 23, 2012.

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

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Updated March 12, 2015