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East Moline Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A East Moline man, Davion Demitri Gary, age 22, was sentenced on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 65 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Gary was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100.00 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, on April 21, 2020, Davenport Police were called to an apartment complex regarding a shots-fired incident. Officers made contact with Gary after stopping a vehicle suspected of being involved in the shots-fired incident. The vehicle Gary was in contained guns, drugs, and a large amount of ammunition. Gary was identified by a witness as the shooter. At the time of this shooting, Gary was on parole through the State of Iowa for Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon and Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, related to his involvement in a prior shooting. In that incident, Gary shot another person.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department investigated the case.

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 July 21, 2021

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Firearms Offenses