Odem Man Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

CORPUS CHRISTI–An Odem man has pleaded guilty to two explosives charges and faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he’s sentenced next spring.

Police responded to a call Jeremy Davenport, 35, was stalking a woman at the HEB on Weber Road.

When they arrived, they noticed he had an improvise explosive device in his car. They also found 19 firearms, including a machine gun, in the vehicle.

A search of his home turned up a homemade hand grenade and several of his weapons were found at a second home.

Davenport confessed he was using cocaine at the time of his arrest. So he plead guilty to possession of an IED and being a drug user in possession of firearms.

The Odem man also agreed to give up an interest in firearms, explosives. a grenade launcher and more than 11,000 rounds of ammunition.

Davenport will be sentenced on March 9, 2011. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count and a $250,000 fine.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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