updateA 31-year-old Davenport man has been released on bail after police claimed he threw a bag of marijuana out of his car during a chase early Sunday morning.
Deon Hamilton faces felony charges for bodily injury, OWI, drugs, or evading involvement in a felony. Aggravated misdemeanor of controlled substance possession – second offense. The felony of operating under the influence is a first offense, according to court records.
Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Hamilton was driving his 2013 Chevrolet Equinox when he stopped over the threshold of a pedestrian crossing at a red light at the intersection of River Dive and Mound Streets. was observed to exist. Police allege in their arrest affidavit that “the vehicle was observed to have failed to stop twice in the past.”
Officers attempted to stop traffic at Equinox near Fourth Avenue and Perry Street, according to the affidavit. “Aides attempted to block the vehicle from the front and sides. The vehicle backed up over the curb, entered the parking lot at 327 N. Brady St., crossed all lanes and returned to Brady St. “The defendant displayed a disregard for public safety,” police said in an affidavit.
Police sounded emergency sirens and began a chase. Equinox said she did not obey red lights at 3rd Avenue and Brady Street, but then continued north to Brady Street and did not obey red lights at West 14th Street and Brady Street. Police affidavits claim that the Equinox disobeyed several more red lights while continuing north on Brady Street toward Locust Street.
According to the affidavit, “As the vehicle was traveling northbound on Brady Street approaching Central Park Avenue, its speed in the 35 mph zone was estimated at 110 mph.” While driving north on Brady Street, north of Park Avenue, he changed lanes in a dangerous manner without using a turn signal,” the affidavit shows.
As the Equinox continued north over Duck Creek and up Brady Street (approaching 35th Street), “Cops saw contraband being dumped from the driver’s side of the vehicle. (Police officers subsequently searched the area and found 9.39 grams of unopened raw marijuana),” the affidavit reads.
Officers saw what appeared to be a plastic bag being thrown from the driver’s side. According to the affidavit, the vehicle continued to avoid marked patrol cars as it continued north on Brady Street and did not obey red lights on Kimberley Road and Brady Street.
Police said in an affidavit that they saw what they believed to be cash thrown from the driver’s side of a vehicle on 46th Street and Brady Avenue. “Later it turned out to be over 75 plastic bags,” the affidavit said.
The vehicle then turned west on 50th Street from Brady Street, while someone continued to throw things from both the driver and passenger sides of the Equinox. “While traveling south, the vehicle crossed oncoming traffic at 50th Street and Welcome Way. The vehicle continued south at high speed on Harrison Street,” the affidavit shows.
As the Equinox turned west on 35th Street from Harrison Street, it “made a wide turn and entered oncoming traffic. Officers initiated a pursuit intervention procedure and neutralized the vehicle, according to the affidavit. ‘, ‘A high-risk outage has occurred’.
Hamilton was the driver and had two passengers, police said. “Police K9 have proactively alerted the vehicle. A search of the vehicle found 1.54 grams of loose marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard. Also on the driver’s side floorboard/near the driver’s seat was There were two tied bags and three plastic ziplock bags (all containing marijuana residue),” police said in an affidavit.
Upon searching the center console, officers found five THC e-cigarettes (93.3% THC each).is in
A bag of five THC e-cigarettes was “a lot of money.”
When police searched the passenger side of the car, they found a 200ml bottle of cognac under the passenger seat. Another 3.56 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag was found on the rear seat floorboards. A bag believed to contain marijuana seeds was tied up in the trunk of the car. There was also a large airtight cooler bag in the trunk. Inside the bag was a mobile phone, and the inside of the bag smelled strongly of marijuana. Police said in an affidavit that they found “a large sum of money” in Hamilton during the search.
According to the affidavit, Hamilton admitted to smoking marijuana around 9 or 10 p.m. after Miranda Rights was read and was taken to the Bettendorf police station, where he agreed to be tested on-site. Police claim. His eyes were red, he was unable to track correctly, and “demonstrated poor balance when the instructions for the gait and rotation test were being explained.”
Hamilton, who was released on bail from Scott County Jail, is due to appear in a preliminary hearing in Scott County Court on June 6.
just a while ago: Around 1 a.m. Sunday, police were stationed in large numbers near the intersection with Harrison Street on West 35th Street in Davenport.
Several police cars were dispatched to the scene. A local 4 news crew witnessed several police officers inspecting the damaged car while discussing an “open container.”
It is not known if anyone was arrested or injured in the incident. We will continue to keep in touch with the police and will let you know as soon as we have more information.