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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: Julie S. Pfluger

Eau Claire Felon Sentenced to 30 Months for Possessing Firearm

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lamont Davis, 30, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  This prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release.

In July 2019, a hospital in Eau Claire came into contact with a minor who said Davis was drunk, physically abusive to his children, and that he had a gun.  Eau Claire police officers responded to Davis’s residence and arrested him after finding him in possession of a 9mm pistol.  Davis reached for his weapon when the officers encountered him.  Davis had been previously convicted of felony offenses, including assault, and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.  

Judge Conley said Davis is a “profound alcoholic who has yet to address this problem,” and that he has “caused domestic disturbances that have terrorized his girlfriend and children.”

The charge against Davis was the result of an investigation conducted by the Eau Claire Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.

The charge against Davis was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach emphasizes coordination between state and federal prosecutors and all levels of law enforcement to address gun crime, especially felons illegally possessing firearms and ammunition and violent and drug crimes that involve the use of firearms. 

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