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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 15, 2021

Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man, Cedric Cornelius Shivers, was sentenced on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 70 months in prison for Felon in Possession of Firearm. Shivers was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100.00 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

At approximately midnight on September 14, 2020, Shivers, age 26, drove on Interstate 80 in Davenport in a vehicle without state-issued license plates and an expired Illinois temporary registration tag. An Iowa State Trooper conducted a traffic stop and, after the trooper asked for Shivers’ driver’s license, Shivers fled from the traffic stop and traveled in excess of 110 m.p.h., ignoring traffic signals, nearly causing a collision with another vehicle, and, eventually, rolled his own vehicle down an embankment into a ditch. Shivers’ vehicle had two passengers inside, including a two-year-old. After crashing the vehicle, Shivers ran and law enforcement located him hiding in a field, where they placed him under arrest. Upon a search of his vehicle, troopers located a loaded handgun between the driver’s seat and door. As a convicted felon, Shivers was prohibited from possessing firearms. Shivers pleaded guilty to the offense on May 28, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Iowa State Patrol investigated the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated October 15, 2021