R.I. man arrested for shooting outside strip club


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Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 10:31 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

DAVENPORT -- A Rock Island man was in custody Sunday night at Scott County Jail after being arrested early Sunday morning for a shooting outside a Davenport strip club.

Demarko Onslow Williams, 24, of 1704 5th St., Rock Island, was arrested at 3:22 a.m. and charged with assault and intimidation with a dangerous weapon; a felon in possession of a firearm; interference with official acts; reckless use of a firearm with property damage, and possession of a controlled substance, according to a police affidavit.

Mr. Williams was observed by plain-clothes police officers outside the Chorus Line, 4128 Brady St., discharging his Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun seven to eight times toward a crowd of people clustered around the strip club entrance, the affidavit says. No one was injured, but the assailant struck several vehicles and the club building, police said.

Mr. Williams fled on foot and was later caught by police. He was also found in possession of a clear plastic bag containing 2.3 grams of marijuana, police said. Mr. Williams has a prior felony conviction for first-degree theft of a 12-year-old boy's motorcycle in Davenport June 1, 2005. He was being held Sunday night at Scott County Jail on $19,000 bond, according to the jail.



















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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