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Columbia Man Receives Federal Prison Sentence Over Gun Charge

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Columbia Man Receives Federal Prison Sentence Over Gun Charge

A Snapshot of the Crime

Deandre Lamar Davis, a 35-year-old man from Columbia, has been handed a sentence that will see him spend over eight years in federal prison. Davis pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, a charge that carries serious consequences under federal law.

The Arrest and Evidence Unveiled

Records presented to the court highlighted that Davis was apprehended by the Columbia Police Department officers on outstanding state arrest warrants related to kidnapping and domestic violence on May 5, 2021. The arresting officers found a loaded 9mm pistol tucked into Davis’s waistband. He also carried about 2.8 grams of crack cocaine in his pants pocket. This arrest marked the third time since 2020 that Davis has been nabbed while possessing firearms or illegal drugs unconstitutionally.

Prior Convictions & Probation Breach

Davis is no stranger to the criminal justice system. He previously served time for severe charges, including aggravated assault and battery, burglary, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, second-degree domestic violence, and second-degree assault and battery. During the May 2021 arrest, Davis was found to be on state probation concerning his most recent assault and battery conviction.

The Sentence

The United States District Judge Sherri A. Lydon sentenced Davis to serve 100 months in prison, ensuing a three-year term of court-ordered supervision. In the federal system, there is no provision for parole. Thus, Davis will likely serve the entirety of his over eight-year sentence.

The Bigger Picture: Project Safe Neighborhoods

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a grand program aimed to bring together law enforcement on all levels and local communities for the principal purpose of reducing violent crime and gun violence. The goal is to ensure neighborhoods become safer for everyone. The department launched a potent violent crime reduction strategy on May 26, 2021, to bolster PSN based on core principles like fostering community trust and legitimacy, offering support to community-based organizations to prevent violence, focusing on strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Investigation & Prosecution

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Columbia Police Department conducted this case’s investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher D. Taylor.

Media Contact

For more information regarding this case, please contact Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist in the U.S. Attorney’s Office via email:

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Columbia Man Receives Federal Prison Sentence Over Gun Charge

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