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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Marc Krickbaum
, United States Attorney
Contact: Rachel J. Scherle

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense and Supervised Release Violation

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On April 5, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Darion Daquan Gardner, age 22, of Davenport, to 80 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Gardner was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment, pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and forfeit the firearm he possessed. He was also sentenced to an additional 15 months in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release. That term of supervision was imposed on November 19, 2015, when he was sentenced in the Southern District of Iowa to 30 months in prison for Fugitive in Possession of a Firearm.

On November 9, 2017, Gardner pleaded guilty to the charge. On March 3, 2017, Davenport police officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Gardner, who was known to have a warrant for violating the terms of his federal supervised release. Gardner fled from officers in the vehicle and then ran from the vehicle once it was disabled. A stolen, loaded handgun was found in the vehicle.

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

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