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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Davenport Man For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Charge

DAVENPORT, IA - On July 29, 2015, Keelyn Stokes, age 21, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 85 months in prison, after Stokes pleaded guilty to the charge of felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Stokes was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the period of incarceration, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On April 16, 2014, Davenport Police officers responded to a disturbance and saw several individuals exiting and running from a stolen vehicle. As officers gave chase, Stokes was seen throwing down a gun while running. The firearm, which was later recovered by the officers, was identified as a Bryco .25 caliber handgun with a loaded magazine. Stokes had been convicted of a felony prior to April 2014.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Davenport Police Department, and 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 August 6, 2015