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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Making a False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA – On November 14, 2016, Leonard Deshawn Boyd, 24, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 18 months in prison for making a false statement during purchase of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Boyd was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term, and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Boyd pleaded guilty to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm on June 20, 2016. The investigation revealed on November 21, 2015, Boyd purchased a Ruger 9 mm pistol from a pawn shop in Davenport. When filling out the required ATF form (Form 4473) he listed a false address.

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.

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Updated November 15, 2016