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Moline Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa– A Moline, Illinois man, Jose Antonio Tapia, age 43, was sentenced yesterday to 72 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Tapia was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and immediately pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Law enforcement identified Tapia when they responded to an altercation at a strip club in Davenport. Tapia and another male were involved and Tapia brandished a loaded firearm, racked the slide, and displayed it in a threatening manner before fleeing the club. Tapia discarded the firearm as he ran. Law enforcement retraced Tapia’s steps and located the firearm. Tapia was also in possession of marijuana and a distribution amount of cocaine base. Tapia pleaded guilty to the charge on November 15, 2021.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated March 11, 2022

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