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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Quad Cities Man Sentenced for Firearms Offense

DAVENPORT, IA – On July 15, 2015, Travis Diontrae Harris, also known as Travis Taggart Harris, age 28, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge James E. Gritzner to 60 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Harris was also ordered to serve two years supervised release following the imprisonment, to forfeit of the firearm and ammunition he possessed, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.


On June 14, 2014, Harris fired multiple shots from a .22 caliber handgun into the side of a residence in Rock Island, IL, and into a vehicle parked near the residence. Multiple adults were in the residence at the time of the shooting.


On July 17, 2014, Davenport, Iowa, police searched Harris’ Davenport residence pursuant to a search warrant. In the kitchen of the residence police seized slightly over an ounce of marijuana, two digital scales, and a .22 caliber handgun which was loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition, all of which belonged to Harris. Harris intended to distribute at least a portion of the seized marijuana to others. Prior to July 17, 2014, Harris had been convicted of three felony crimes.


This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, Rock Island, IL, Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated July 16, 2015