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Des Moines County Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On May 1, 2017, Daniel James Lusk, age 26, from Batavia, Iowa, pleaded guilty to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. This charge carries a maximum penalty of not more than ten years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of up to three years, and a $100 assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Sentencing is scheduled for September 21, 2017, before Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey.


On October 24, 2016, Lusk was found hiding under a pool table in a Des Moines County residence; he was in possession of a .380 caliber pistol and a .44 magnum revolver. Law enforcement officers placed Lusk into custody. Lusk had a prior 2010 state felony conviction for burglary.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Burlington Police Department, and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at





Updated May 1, 2017

Firearms Offenses