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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 January 14, 2016, Leonard Fisher, Jr., 25, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 100 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Fisher was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. Fisher was also ordered to forfeit the Lorcin .380 caliber pistol involved in the offense.

Fisher pleaded guilty to the felon in possession of a firearm charge on September 25, 2015. According to the plea agreement, on November 29, 2014, Davenport Police officers were dispatched to a dance club for a gun shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers saw a car speed out of a nearby alley and officers followed the car to Genesis East Hospital. Leonard Fisher, Jr. was identified as the front seat passenger in the car, and he told officers the backseat passenger had been shot. While the officers were assisting the gunshot victim, they saw a gun in the passenger backseat map pocket. A loaded Lorcin .380 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number, two bags of marijuana, and a scale were found during a search of the car. Cell phones from Fisher and the driver of the car were searched, and a video on one of the phones showed Fisher with a gun in his pocket. The gun found in the car was identified as the gun Fisher possessed in the video.

Prior to November 2014, Fisher was convicted of three felony offenses; two in 2008 and the most recent in 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 January 15, 2016

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