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U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Richard D. Westphal
, United States Attorney

Chicago Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Rodney Raphael Fluckes, age 47, formerly of Chicago, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Following his imprisonment, Fluckes was ordered to serve three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to immediately pay a $100 Special Assessment payable to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Fluckes was identified by Davenport Police Department officers following a fight which broke out in a pub in downtown Davenport. Outside the pub, officers observed Fluckes in possession of a gun, which was identified as a loaded, nine-millimeter handgun that was previously reported stolen. At the time of the offense, Fluckes was aware he had been convicted of prior felony offenses, which prohibited his possession of the firearm. On November 15, 2021, Fluckes pleaded guilty to the charge.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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