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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel, Public Information Officer
(515) 473-9300

Davenport Man Sentenced after Federal Conviction for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, IA — On May 18, 2012, Kerry Bernard Morgan, age 43, from Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 41 months of imprisonment by Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner, having previously pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Morgan also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On September 2, 2011, the Davenport Police Department executed a search warrant at Morgan’s residence in Davenport, seizing a .357 handgun and ammunition, marijuana, digital scales, cash and drug packaging material. Morgan had prior felony convictions, including a conviction for burglary.

This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Davenport Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.