Davenport Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – A Davenport, Iowa, man, Ryan Michael Shumaker, 29, of the 7000 block of West 60th Street, was sentenced on May 25, 2022, to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for possessing a firearm as a felon.

Shumaker pleaded guilty to the offense in January 2022. At the change-of-plea hearing, he confirmed that on January 1, 2021, he pistol-whipped a woman in a hotel room at the Quality Inn and Suites in Moline, causing a laceration to her head. Shumaker returned to the hotel a few hours later and began pounding and kicking on the hotel room door. Moline police officers arrived and found Shumaker outside the hotel room door. They told him to stop, and he ran. Before attempting to hide from officers inside his car in the parking lot, Shumaker tossed a Ruger SR9C 9-millimeter pistol in the snow behind his car. He had obtained the firearm and 30 rounds of ammunition to serve as protection during a crack-cocaine purchase. Shumaker’s firearm had an extended magazine and an obliterated serial number. At the time of the offense conduct, he had previously been convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary.

At the sentencing hearing, Chief U.S. District Judge Darrow described Shumaker’s crime as “incredibly serious conduct” and noted that he placed several individuals at risk of suffering serious bodily harm.

The statutory penalties for possession of a firearm by a felon are up to ten years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

The Moline Police Department investigated the case with assistance from the Rock Island Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa Raya represented the government in the prosecution.