DAVENPORT, Iowa– On July 12, 2018, Anthony Dwayne Clay, age 42, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 84 months in prison following his guilty plea to felon in possession of a firearm, according to United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Clay was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Additionally, the firearm was forfeited.
On July 20, 2017, Davenport Police officers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence. As part of this investigation, Clay was found in unlawful possession of a Ruger .380 caliber firearm and ammunition. Prior to July 20, 2017, Clay had four prior felony convictions.
This case 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime
This investigation was conducted by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Davenport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.