Prosecutors: Man’s illegally-obtained guns were used in Peoria crimes

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (WEEK) — A Galesburg man was sentenced to four years in federal prison after he was found guilty of lying to a licensed firearms dealer to obtain guns.

Marvin L. Davis, 28, pleaded guilty last September to providing a false address to a Galesburg gun dealer in 2016, when he purchased eight handguns and one long gun. At the time of the purchase, Davis lived in public housing, where guns are banned.

Prosecutors said one of the guns Davis bought was later found at the scene of an armed robbery in Peoria. Another was found at the scene of a Peoria shooting. Other guns Davis bought were in possession of a convicted felon, prosecutors said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Galesburg Police Department; and Peoria MEG conducted the criminal investigation.

Davis was arrested by the U.S. Marshals on Jan. 19 after he violated the terms of his parole. He was sentenced March 5.

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