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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on October 2, 2019, Martell Roberts, age 24, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Roberts was sentenced to a prison term of 100 months to be followed by a term of supervised release of three years. Roberts was ordered to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Roberts pleaded guilty to the offense on March 20, 2019. On July 31, 2018, Roberts possessed two loaded firearms located in his residence during the execution of a search warrant conducted by the Bettendorf Police Department. Roberts admitted one of the firearms had been reported stolen out of Muscatine. Roberts further acknowledged he had two prior felony convictions for drug felonies.

This case was investigated by the Bettendorf 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.

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.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 7, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods