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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Federal Court Sentences Davenport Man for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA - On December 12, 2016, Herman Terrill Baylor, age 28, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 102 months in prison on the charge of Felon in Possessionof a Firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin VanderSchel.  Baylor was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. 

On August 12, 2016, Baylor pleaded guilty to this charge and admitted that he took possession of two shotguns in exchange for crack cocaine in December of 2016.   The charge resulted from an investigation that was initiated when a concerned citizen alerted the Davenport Police Department that Baylor had stashed the shotguns in the basement of a residence in Davenport.  Baylor was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a December 26, 2007, conviction in the Scott County, Iowa District Court for the offense of Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


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Firearms Offenses
Updated December 13, 2016