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

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

DAVENPORT, Iowa - On July 12, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Raymone Deshawn Walker, Sr., age 21, of Davenport, to 50 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Walker was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment, pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and forfeit the firearm and ammunition seized.

At a March 1, 2018, plea hearing, Walker admitted on May 10, 2017, he and a minor male were involved in two shots fired incidents – one in Davenport and one in Rock Island. Walker was later encountered at a residence where Davenport Police officers recovered a Phoenix Arms .22 caliber handgun and ammunition. The officers also seized an open box of .22 caliber ammunition in the glovebox of the vehicle Walker occupied earlier that evening.

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

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated July 13, 2018