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, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.