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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 29, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Dawone Darnell Henderson, age 34, of Davenport, to 151 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Felon in Possession of a Firearm announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following his prison term, Henderson was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The investigation began in 2019 during routine patrol of a privately-owned park. Officers found two males loitering under a pavilion. As officers approached the men, one of the men— Henderson—fled. As he ran, Henderson threw a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun over a fence into a residential yard. After arresting Henderson, officers located crack cocaine in his pocket. Henderson is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This case was investigated by the Davenport Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses