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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.