Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Felon


Davenport, IA-  A Davenport man was sentenced Wednesday, January 25th to seven years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

35-year-old Derik Ashley Otero was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, in June of 2020, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a wanted person in possession of a firearm in a home in Oxford.

Officers found Otero in that home with a stolen nine-millimeter Smith & Wesson handgun with an extended magazine, which Otero tried to conceal in the air vent of the bathroom.