Turtle Creek man gets 4 years behind bars for illegally owning AR-15 engraved with ‘Let it rain’
A Turtle Creek man was sentenced to four years and three months behind bars after twice getting caught illegally owning weapons — including an AR-15 rifle with the engraving, “Let it rain,” prosecutors said Thursday.
Iklas Richard Davis, 38, pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges following three days of trial in November, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said in a release.
Between July 2016 and October 2017, Davis — who is banned from owning a gun because of a prior felony conviction —possessed several firearms and ammunition, Brady said.
Officials executed a search warrant on his home and vehicle in 2016.
They found an AR-15 assault rifle, with the engraving, “Let it Rain” and graphics of skulls, prosecutors said. They also found 40 rounds of ammunition.
Wilkins Township police charged Davis and released him on bond.
Soon after, investigators with Secret Service and Allegheny County Police found evidence that Davis may be involved in committing identity theft.
Davis lived at the residence with Quinyahta Rochelle, who has since pleaded guilty to celebrity hacking, identity theft and firearms offenses.
During a second search of their residence, on Oct. 12, 2017, agents recovered another loaded firearm in the master bedroom closet, along with ammunition and a bulletproof vest.
The two firearms cases from the weapons found on two occasions were consolidated into a single case for a trial that began Nov. 5.
U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the 51-month prison term on Davis followed by three years of probation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brendan T. Conway and Nicole Vasquez Schmitt prosecuted the case.
The FBI, Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Allegheny County and Wilkins police assisted in the investigation.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .