For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
, United States Attorney
Phillip A. Talbert
Contact: Lauren Horwood
Fairfield Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Gun as a Felon
San Francisco Field Division
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Markell Darrell Davis, 30, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, on February 17, 2014, Davis was involved in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Fairfield. Davis, a convicted felon who was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, possessed and fired a .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol, injuring a bystander.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fairfield Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian A. Fogerty is prosecuting the case.
Davis is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on June 29, 2017. Davis faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.