R.I. man arrested for shooting outside strip club


Share
Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 10:31 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.



















 




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)