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Rock Island Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Donovan Ryan Schmacht, age 40, of Rock Island, Illinois, to 30 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Schmacht was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

In April 2020, Davenport Police Department officers made contact with Schmacht after he and his friend had confronted two individuals near Locust and Main Street in Davenport with what appeared to be firearms concealed under their shirts. When officers responded to the area, Schmacht noticed the officers, and walked behind a dumpster. As officers approached Schmacht, he fled on foot disregarding verbal commands to stop. Officers were able to catch Schmacht and a physical struggle ensued. Once arrested, officers recovered a loaded black Taurus nine-millimeter semi- automatic pistol behind the dumpster where Schmacht had thrown it. As a convicted felon, Schmacht is prohibited from possessing firearms.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 22, 2021

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