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Date: 02-28-2021

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United States of America v. LaShawn DJames Hensley

Case Number: 3:18-cr-00026-JAJ-SBJ

Judge: Judge John A. Jarvey

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Scott County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

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Description: Davenport, Iowas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.

LaShawn DJames Hensley, age 28, originally of Silvis, Illinois, to was charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation of Hensley began in 2018 when Hensley was driving eastbound on Interstate 74 in Bettendorf approaching the Mississippi River. While crossing the bridge, another vehicle pulled up beside Hensley’s vehicle. While alongside the vehicle, Hensley flashed a black pistol at the occupant of the second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle slowed down, called 911, and reported what happened. Moline, Illinois police officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, however Hensley fled at a high rate of speed back toward Bettendorf. Hensley continued to elude Bettendorf and Davenport police officers, as well members of the Iowa State Patrol while driving at high speeds. As the chase ended, Hensley lost control of his vehicle on Welcome Way just south of Kimberly Road in Davenport. Hensley then ran from the officers and threw a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol onto a commercial rooftop. Upon search of Hensley’s vehicle, officers found three cell phones, sandwich bags, a digital scale, 24 Alprazolam pills, and approximately one ounce of marijuana.

This matter was investigated by the Iowa State Patrol, Bettendorf Police Department, Davenport Police Department, and the Moline Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC.; 18:922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2); Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 90 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and assessed $100.00.

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