MIL-OSI Security: Waterloo Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

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Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) State Crime Alerts (b)

A man who possessed a firearm as a felon was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison.

Davion Everette Madlock, age 24, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after as August 21, 2023 guilty plea to one count of possession of a firearm as a felon.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that between October 2022 and November 2022, Madlock posted videos and photos on social media advertising the sale of marijuana.  On November 11, 2022, law enforcement officers searched Madlock’s residence.  During the search, officers located a firearm with a laser sight and an extended magazine that was loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition on a coffee table in front of a couch where Madlock would sleep.  Behind that couch, officers located a shoe box that contained 33 individually tied sandwich baggies each containing marijuana, a digital scale, and a paper identification card belonging to Madlock.  At the time of the search warrant, Madlock was a felon based on multiple prior gun-related felony convictions.

Madlock was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Madlock was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Madlock is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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 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 case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam J. Vander Stoep and was investigated by the Waterloo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-CR-2027.

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