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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- On May 21, 2018, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Detavion Marques Levi, age 21, of Davenport, to 37 months in prison for a drug user in possession of a firearm charge, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Levi was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Additionally, Levi was ordered to forfeit the two firearms involved in the offense.

On May 2, 2017, Davenport Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Levi was the front passenger. Levi fled, but was eventually apprehended by police after a short foot pursuit. Officers found a Rohm RG10 .22 caliber revolver containing one spent casing and an ISSC M22 handgun with a laser sight, loaded with ten rounds, under the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Officers also recovered a bag belonging to Levi that contained marijuana, a digital scale, 32 .22 caliber rounds, alprazolam and ecstasy. At the time Levi possessed the two firearms, he was a drug user.

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

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated May 22, 2018