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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Central District of Illinois
Gregory K. Harris, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Davenport, Iowa Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Firearms Conviction

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. —  A Davenport, Iowa, man, Charles H. Perdue II, 25, of the 1300 block of West Third Street, Davenport, was sentenced on February 14, 2024, to 48 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  

At the sentencing hearing before Chief United States District Judge Sara L. Darrow, the government established that on May 10, 2023, Perdue, who had previously been convicted of felony offenses in Cook County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa, was stopped in the vicinity of 12th Street, Rock Island, by City of Rock Island Police. Officers were aware that Perdue had an outstanding warrant from Scott County, Iowa, for a probation violation for an additional weapons offense. A search of Perdue’s backpack yielded a Glock 23 Gen5 firearm with an attached laser/flashlight. The firearm was loaded with an extended magazine containing 27 rounds of live ammunition. Perdue has remained in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in July 2023. 

Perdue pleaded guilty on October 11, 2023, to Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The statutory penalty for this offense is up to 15 years imprisonment, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of not more than $250,000.

The case against Perdue is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rock Island Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Aguilar represented the government in the prosecution.


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