A Davenport man was sentenced this week to 37 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Deon Leeonta Levy, 24, must serve three years of supervised release once he completes his prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
He pleaded guilty to the charge in July in U.S. District Court, Davenport.
Davenport police were sent to 1400 block of Grand Avenue just after 7 p.m. March 24 for a report of a man who had jumped from a vehicle and was hiding near houses in the area.
According to the federal complaint, the man told police that he had been robbed and that a dark-colored SUV was involved and had been circling the area.
Officers later spotted the SUV, and after a police officer had activated his squad car emergency lights, it slid into a utility pole and continued moving for a short distance, according to the federal complaint.
After entering an alley and still rolling, multiple people jumped out of the vehicle. An officer chased on foot after the driver, identified as Levy, and took him into custody, according to the federal complaint.
Squad car video taken before Levy's arrest showed him reaching into his waistband as he began to get out of the SUV, take out a gun and drop it on the ground after he slipped and fell, according to the federal complaint.
The gun that was dropped was a Springfield Armory XD-40. Levy has felony convictions in Rock Island County for theft, aggravated eluding a peace officer and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, which prevents him from possessing or owning a firearm, according to the federal complaint.
Two other men, Keenan Jewon Lewis, 21, and Dalonta Larenz Levy, 19, were charged with interference with commerce by robbery in federal court in July. Their cases are still pending.