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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon in Possession of Ammunition

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

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A Davenport man, Christopher Michael Screechfield, age 23, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 24 months in prison for Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Screechfield was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. This sentence is to be served consecutively to a supervised release revocation sentence for a prior federal offense from 2017.

According to court documents, Screechfield was identified after officers responded to a residence in Davenport where Screechfield attempted to commit suicide and injured himself. Screechfield was transported to the hospital. Further investigation from law enforcement revealed Screechfield was wanted for a supervised release violation by the United States Marshals Service. When officers took Screechfield into custody, he had three bullets in his possession. On April 20, 2021, Screechfield pleaded guilty to the charge.

Screechfield had previously been convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm in March of 2018 and was sentenced to 42 months in prison with three years of supervised release to follow. Screechfield was placed on supervised release on October 15, 2020. Due to the instant charge, his supervised release was revoked, and he was sentenced to serve 14 months in prison. That term was ordered to be served consecutive to the 24-month term imposed today.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated August 26, 2021