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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Davenport Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of Ammunition Charge

DAVENPORT, IA - On January 23, 2017, Marcus Anthony Brown, age 27, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to five years in prison after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Brown was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


On September 9, 2016, an off-duty Davenport police officer observed a fight in a parking lot. A man, later identified as Brown, fired two shots into the air from what appeared to be a handgun. As the officer approached the scene, he observed Brown get in and out of a vehicle; the vehicle left before back-up officers arrived. Officers were unable to locate a firearm, but did find and seize several rounds of .380 caliber ammunition and Brown was arrested. Brown has two prior 2005 felony convictions.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Davenport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Learn more about this release by contacting Rachel Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at

Firearms Offenses
Updated January 23, 2017