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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On December 22, 2015, Earl Vanal Fullenwider, Jr., 24, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Fullenwider was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Fullenwider pleaded guilty to the felon in possession of a firearm charge on July 23, 2015. According to the criminal complaint affidavit, on March 25, 2015, Davenport Police officers responded to a gun shots fired report. Near the location of the shots fired, officers noticed Fullenwider in the passenger seat of a vehicle matching the description of a car possibly involved in the shooting. A traffic stop was conducted by police, and officers found two loaded guns during a search of the car. One of the guns was found on the floor wedged between the front passenger seat and the console, accessible to Fullenwider. Prior to March 2015, Fullenwider had been convicted of felony offenses in 2009 and 2011.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department 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 as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

Updated December 24, 2015

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