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Davenport Man Sentenced to 84 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 on February 28, 2024, to 84 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

According to public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, Deandre Miller, 36, was found in possession of a loaded firearm. Law enforcement received a report of a stolen vehicle out of the Atlanta, Georgia area. The stolen vehicle was located at a gas station in Davenport. Law enforcement determined Miller was the passenger of the stolen vehicle and had entered the gas station. As officers investigated, Miller attempted to flee out of the store and was taken into custody. Officers determined that prior to fleeing, Miller had been in a walk-in cooler. Inside this walk-in cooler, officers found a loaded firearm. Miller had been previously convicted of a felony offense and was prohibited from possessing any firearms. 

After completing his term of imprisonment, Miller 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit


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Updated March 1, 2024

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