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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Escape

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man, Marius Lamar Avant, 27, was sentenced on Thursday, June 2, 2022, to 16 months in prison for Escape from Custody, to be served consecutively to his previously imposed 60-month sentence for Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Following his imprisonment, Avant was ordered to served three years of supervised release and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ fund.

In September 2020, while serving the remainder of a term of imprisonment for a prior federal escape conviction, Avant left the Davenport Residential Reentry Center (RRC) without authorization and failed to return. He was not apprehended for over four months. When he was arrested in February 2021, Avant was found in possession of a firearm in Rock Island, Illinois. Avant pleaded guilty to the escape offense on January 10, 2022, following his conviction for the firearm offense in the Central District of Illinois.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement.

The United States Marshals Service investigated the case.


MacKenzie Tubbs

Updated June 6, 2022