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Rock Island Man Sentenced to Prison for Felon in Possession of a Stolen Firearm Charges

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 3, 2016, Kelvin Dwayne Shaw, 33, of Rock Island, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 51 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Shaw was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Shaw pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm on November 30, 2015. According to the Complaint Affidavit, on August 2, 2015, Davenport Police investigated a homicide that occurred at the 400 block of Marquette Street in Davenport, Iowa. During the investigation, officers found a loaded Tisas Zigana American Tactical 9mm firearm near the scene. Shaw was questioned about the gun and admitted he had stolen it from Rock Island, stored it in Davenport, and handled the firearm on the night of the murder.

Shaw has a prior felony conviction for obstruction in Rock Island County in 2013.

This matter was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Davenport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative.

Updated March 9, 2016

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