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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2009

John M. Bales, United States Attorney

Contact: Davilyn Walston, Public Information Officer

(409) 981-7902

(409) 553-9881 (cell)

Montgomery, TX Man Sentenced For Federal Gun Violation

Convicted Felon Gets 100 Months In Federal Prison

BEAUMONT, TX - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 41-year-old Montgomery, Texas man has been sentenced for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

JOSEPH MARVIN DAVIS pleaded guilty on Feb. 19, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 24, 2008, a federal search warrant was executed at Davis’ residence revealing three pistols and at least 12 rounds of ammunition. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Davis was a convicted felon and prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. Davis had previously been convicted of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in 1987, Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in 1989, Theft in 2002, and Burglary-Bodily Injury in 2006, all in Harris County, Texas. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Mar. 5, 2008, charging Davis with federal firearms violations.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.