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Federal Court Sentences Davenport Man for Possession of a Sawed-off Shotgun and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

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

DAVENPORT, IA - On November 19, 2015, Chazz Dominic Kimble, age 19, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 20 months in prison on the charge of possession and transfer of a weapon made from a shotgun, and another consecutive 60 months in prison on the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin VanderSchel. Kimble was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment, and to pay $200 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On June 14, 2014, an investigation by Davenport, Iowa, police officers revealed that Kimble discharged a 12-guage JC Higgins sawed-off shotgun into the air during an altercation with rival gang members. The sawed-off shotgun was eventually recovered by police in a nearby residence. The sawed-off shotgun was modified to have a barrel of less than 18 inches, and the shotgun was not registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Records, making the shotgun illegal to possess.2

Kimble was indicted on October 22, 2014, on a federal charge of possession and transfer of a weapon made from a shotgun. Later that day, Kimble was stopped by police while driving in Davenport, and Davenport police executed the arrest warrant on Kimble. Subsequent to the arrest, officers found a backpack containing a loaded Accu-Tek .380 pistol and marijuana that Kimball intended to distribute. A Superseding Indictment was thereafter filed which added a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Kimble pleaded guilty to the charges on April 21, 2015.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, 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 as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

Updated November 23, 2015

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