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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Davenport Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA - On February 20, 2015, Bradley Joseph Patton, age 46, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 15 months in prison, after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Patton was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On April 2, 2014, Davenport, Iowa, Police officers conducted a search warrant at a Davenport house where Patton resided. Officers found and seized four firearms out of a safe. These firearms were identified as a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle and loaded magazine, a Remington 1100 12 gauge shotgun, a Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun with loaded magazine, and a Taurus "the Judge" .410 gauge revolver. Patton admitted that he knowingly possessed all four of these firearms. Patton was convicted of a felony in 1991.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department. 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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Updated April 13, 2015