A Davenport man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at himself and his wife on Sunday afternoon is charged in Scott County with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse or assault while displaying a weapon.
Anthony Demaie Jackson, 34, was arrested Sunday after a marital fight at his home allegedly escalated, according to court filings. During the dispute, Mr. Jackson, who police said was intoxicated, stuck the gun into his mouth, saying, "It's over and done," according to an affidavit filed with the Davenport Police Department.
He then walked onto a living room balcony and "fired a couple of shots" before returning inside to reload his gun, records state. Then, while his wife sat on a living room couch, Mr. Jackson strode across the room, grabbed her by the throat and "stuck the gun in her side," the affidavit claims.
Soon after, he walked to a nearby couch and fired a round into the sofa where his wife sat, coming within about two feet of her, records state. The bullet struck the top of the sofa and went into a wall shared with another apartment.
No one was injured in the incident, according to Assistant Davenport Police Chief Donald Schaeffer.
Mr. Jackson posted bond on Monday and was released from the Scott County Jail. He has an arraignment hearing scheduled today in Scott County Circuit Court.
Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.