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A Springfield man who was involved in at least two shootings was sentenced in federal court Sept. 19 for illegally possessing a firearm.

Danyon Marquise Noble, 26, was sentenced to four years and nine months without parole in federal prison.

Noble pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in Springfield in February.

According to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Noble was pulled over by deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 1, 2022. Deputies searched the vehicle and found a loaded Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun with an attached 15-round magazine directly under the driver’s seat. Deputies also found an empty Glock 17-round magazine in the passenger side door pocket.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Noble has a prior felony conviction for theft of a credit or debit card, the release from the U.S. attorney said.

Noble has associations with two violent street gangs, according to court documents. Police have been investigating both FTO and Only Da Brothers for their alleged involvement in multiple shooting incidents in the Springfield metropolitan area.

According to court documents, Noble committed two additional gun crimes prior to his arrest in September.

On April 23, 2022, Springfield police officers pulled over a vehicle as part of an investigation into a shooting; Noble was in the backseat of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, officers found three firearms, a Glock magazine and a loaded extended magazine in the backseat area. According to witnesses to the shooting, Noble fired one shot during an argument with two other individuals. Noble was swabbed for gunshot residue, and it was determined that he had gunshot residue on his body, according to the release

Less than three months later, on July 10, 2022, Springfield police officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots at an apartment building. They found shell casings, bullet fragments, and evidence of a bullet striking a vehicle. Video surveillance from the apartment building showed Noble reaching around a corner and blindly firing a gun from his position in one of the doorways of the building. Evidence from Noble’s Facebook account further confirmed that he was the shooter appearing in the surveillance footage.

State court records show Noble has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in Greene County. Records show Noble was charged on June 2.

Jackie Rehwald

Jackie Rehwald is a reporter at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She covers public safety, the courts, homelessness, domestic violence and other social issues. Her office line is 417-837-3659. More by Jackie Rehwald