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Four Quad City Area Men Indicted On Federal Gun Charges

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Four Quad Citians have been charged with federal firearms offenses: 23-year-old Pierce Raynard Davis, 27-year-old Stacy Taurice Smith, 31-year-old Devin Jacob Johnson and, Cory Lamar Butler (no age given).

Each is charged with one count of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony. The indictments were sealed pending each defendant's respective initial appearance in federal court.

The defendants appeared Friday, October 5, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Shields in Rock Island and all were ordered detained pending hearings on October 10. If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison.

The indictment charging Pierce Raynard Davis, of the 1900 block of 9 ½ Street, Rock Island, Ill., alleges that he possessed a .380 caliber handgun on or about Aug. 15, 2012.

Smith, of the 1000 block of 14th Avenue, Rock Island, is charged with possession of a .40 caliber handgun on or about Aug. 24, 2012.

Johnson, of the 4800 block of 44th Ave., Rock Island, is charged with possession of a 9 mm handgun on or about Aug. 12, 2012. Butler, of the 300 block of 9th Street, Silvis, allegedly possessed a pistol and ammunition on or about Feb. 29, 2012.

The FBI's Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force investigated the charges with the assistance of the Rock Island and East Moline Police Departments.