A man accused of illegally carrying a firearm has been sentenced to one year in prison as part of a plea deal.
Darveyontae D. McDuffy-Hodges, 19, of Moline pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to a count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to Rock Island County court records. The charge was related to a March 5 incident in Silvis.
McDuffy-Hodges initially was charged with not carrying a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, according to court records. When the two charges were filed, the complaint contended McDuffy-Hodges had a Glock 22 pistol when he was encountered by Silvis Police.
A second charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a count of possession of drug paraphernalia were added later, according to court records. The three latter charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
McDuffy-Hodges waived a presentence investigation and was sentenced the same day he entered his plea, according to court records. The investigation is usually performed to provide information about the defendant to the presiding judge to aid the judge in setting the appropriate sentence.