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DAVENPORT — A Coralville man, who police believe supplied two brothers with guns used in a fatal shooting on Christmas Day in 2019, was sentenced this week to more than two years in federal prison.
Tremayne Lamar Clemons, 29, was convicted of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms and was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 30 months in prison.
The investigation of Clemons began Dec. 25, 2019, when law enforcement responded to a 9:32 p.m. shooting near 952 Boston Way in Coralville, according to court documents. Officers found three people with gunshot injuries.
McAbee’s bother, Milton L. McAbee, 20, was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying.
The McAbees trial is set for Nov. 2 in Johnson County District Court.
Witnesses told authorities the McAbees were frequently at Clemons’ apartment, 954 Boston Way in Coralville, and had been seen at his apartment the night of the shooting, according to court documents.
Clemons was identified in court documents as a “close associate” of the McAbee brothers.
The day after the shooting, law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Clemons’ apartment. During the search, three firearms, boxes of ammunition and drug paraphernalia were found.
Clemons admitted to possessing the firearms recovered and to using drugs, according to court documents.
On Dec. 31, 2019, Clemons had two additional firearms at a retail store in Coralville. He also admitted to using drugs at the time he possessed all five firearms.
During sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Jarvey ordered Clemons to serve three years of supervised release after prison.
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