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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Davenport Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm

 

DAVENPORT, IA – On December 12, 2016, Brandon Marquis Kelly, 31, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 96 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.  Kelly was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Kelly pleaded guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm on July 22, 2016.  There was no plea agreement in the case.  According to court documents, Kelly possessed a loaded Hi-Point .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol at an apartment complex in Davenport, Iowa, on December 18, 2015.  Kelly discharged the firearm, causing a bullet to enter the apartment unit directly below the unit Kelly occupied, damaging both the upstairs and downstairs unit.  Kelly has one prior felony conviction for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, cocaine, in 2010 in Rock Island County, Illinois.  He also has prior convictions for Battery, Domestic Abuse Assault without Intent Causing Injury, Domestic Abuse Assault, and Domestic Abuse Assault – second offense. 

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

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Media Contact for this release is Rachel Scherle at 515-473-9300, or Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 13, 2016