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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for False Statements During a Firearms Purchase

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

DAVENPORT, IA – Brent Stephen Gladwin, age 24 of Davenport, was sentenced on August 17, 2022, to 36 months in prison for three counts of False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm. Following his term of imprisonment, Gladwin was ordered to serve three years of supervised release.

The Scott County Sheriff’s office learned through an interview that Gladwin was a well-known straw purchaser in the Quad Cities who would obtain a firearm for anyone in exchange for payment of $100. During an unrelated investigation, the Bettendorf Police Department located a firearm that Gladwin had purchased in possession of another person. That individual reported having acquired several firearms through Gladwin, three of which had been recovered by law enforcement.

Gladwin purchased at least 10 firearms between January 2020 and October 2021. For each firearm purchase, Gladwin filled out a firearm purchase form and claimed to be the actual buyer of the firearm and denied being an unlawful user of controlled substances, both statements Gladwin knew to be false. Gladwin pleaded guilty on February 28, 2022.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.


MacKenzie Tubbs

Updated August 19, 2022

Firearms Offenses