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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 29, 2021

Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man, Michael Leon Wyche, Jr., age 28, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 23, 2021, by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 36 months in prison for Drug User in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and False Statements During Purchase of Firearms. Wyche was ordered to serve two years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $300 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Wyche purchased fourteen firearms between April and August 2020. Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Wyche’s residence after recovering a firearm box that traced back to him in the residence of a suspected drug dealer. During the execution of the warrant, law enforcement located one firearm, ammunition, and evidence of drug use. In a post-Miranda statement, Wyche admitted purchasing more than ten firearms, but could not provide the location of any of them other than the gun located in his residence. Wyche admitted being a marijuana user. Wyche’s social media accounts also contained evidence of his firearms trafficking. Wyche pleaded guilty to the charges on July 21, 2021.

United States Attorney Richard Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department investigated the case. This case is part of the Project Safe Neighborhood, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated November 29, 2021