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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Marc Krickbaum
, United States Attorney
Contact: Rachel J. Scherle

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA – On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Davion Burge, age 22, of Davenport, to 84 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Burge was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On September 14, 2016, Burge possessed a Walthar .22 caliber rifle, Model M-4, as he walked near West High School in Davenport, Iowa. When approached by law enforcement Burge ran and hid in a nearby apartment complex. Due to Burge’s location, the school was placed on lockdown for approximately one hour. When apprehended, Burge additionally was in possession of a Taurus, 9-millimeter pistol, Model PT 24/7, as well as ammunition for the Walthar rifle and Taurus pistol. Burge admitted he broke into a residence earlier that day and stole the firearms and ammunition. Burge was prohibited from possessing firearms as he has two prior felony burglary convictions and a felony conviction for escape.

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

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