Rock Island man sentenced to prison for firearm charge

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Published: Oct. 27, 2022 at 3:13 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Rock Island man was sentenced Wednesday after he plead guilty to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to a media release.

Donald Wayne Fulscher Jr., 36, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

According to court documents, officers attempted a traffic stop on Oct. 30, 2021, for minor traffic violations in Muscatine.

Fulscher then drove away over 100 mph in a marked 25 mph construction zone, ran stop signs and lights, drove into oncoming traffic, and ran over construction cones, court records show. Fulscher drove into Illinois and crashed into a cornfield.

According to court records, officers found a loaded, handgun in the vehicle and ammunition on Fulscher.