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Quad City Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison Related to Escape

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

DAVENPORT, IA – A Quad City man was sentenced on yesterday to 21 months in federal prison for escape.

According to public court documents, and evidence presented at sentencing, Maurice La’Von Cowan, 31, had been transferred from federal prison to the Residential Re-entry Center to serve the remainder of his federal prison sentence stemming from a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. On February 18, 2023, Cowan walked out of the Residential Re-entry Center. Staff members noticed Cowan was not in his bed when conducting a head count. Surveillance footage showed Cowan leaving the center around 5:00 p.m. Cowan was arrested on May 2, 2023.

After completing his term of imprisonment, Cowan will be required to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer 

Updated September 21, 2023