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Man sentenced for threatening to shoot people in NorthPark Mall

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A Davenport man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he threatened to shoot people during an argument at a local mall.

Prosecutors said T Wayne Allen Sr., 44, made threats to shoot people during an argument inside NorthPark Mall in Davenport, Iowa August 27, 2011.

Police who were called to the mall said they found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in Allen’s pocket.

Allen had at least four unrelated armed robbery convictions in Iowa plus one armed robbery conviction in Illinois.

Allen was sentenced in federal court Friday, February 15, 2013.  His combined convictions meet the criteria to call him an “armed career criminal,” which pushed his sentence to a mandatory term of 15 years in prison.

Allen was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following his prison term, and to pay a $100 assessment to the crime victim fund.