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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.