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Rock Island Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 30, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Darrell Kenneth Holloway, age 29, of Rock Island, Illinois, to 150 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Felon in Possession of a Firearm announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following his prison term, Holloway was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The investigation began on the evening of July 4, 2019, when a domestic dispute between Holloway and his girlfriend erupted into a violent altercation. While in Illinois, Holloway shot at his girlfriend’s vehicle as she drove away from him. Holloway then fled into Iowa, where he and another individual eluded law enforcement through the streets of Bettendorf. During their flight, Holloway’s vehicle drove the wrong way down streets, caused property damage, and struck squad cars, nearly striking police officers. Once stopped and apprehended by law enforcement, officers located a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun in the vehicle and 36 pills containing a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine. As a convicted felon, Holloway is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses