Four men, three from Clinton and one from Davenport, are facing assault charges after police say they beat a Bettendorf grocery store manager Tuesday.

Tiron Jabari Gwynn, 24, of 1215 Arlington Ave., Apt. 3, Davenport, and Clinton residents Demonta Weslee Francis, 18; Saul DeVaughn Jackson, 21, and Corwin Jacobs Williams, 18, each are charged with one count of assault causing injury.

The charge is a serious misdemeanor under Iowa law that carries a sentence of up to one year in the county jail.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Bettendorf Police officer Shawn Claussen,the incident occurred at 12:55 p.m. when the victim, a manager at the Hy-Vee grocery store at 2900 Devils Glen Road, told the men to leave the store’s property after they became involved in an argument in the parking lot and were getting ready to fight.

The men then assaulted the manager, punching and kicking him and knocking him to the ground. The beating caused a laceration to the victim’s right cheek, a laceration on the left side of his scalp, and a laceration behind his left ear, according to Claussen’s report.

The men fled the scene in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. They were located later by Davenport police after they were involved in an altercation outside of 1704 Davenport Ave.

Gwynn, Francis and Jackson bonded out of the Scott County Jail. Williams remained in jail on $100 cash bond Tuesday night.

(72) comments

raynchris

what it all boils down to is that there is a double standard..... when everyone/everything is supposed to be equal and treated equally :(

Family man

Thank you six string.

Family man

So speaking the truth and standing up for whites is racism? You are part of the problem. I guess white people are supposed to just hang our heads and just let the heathens run over us to be politically correct. What about our rights? Other races are encouraged to show pride, but when we do it we are ostracized. Not equality if you ask me.

Deep sea

Ostercising an entire race based on your minuscule observations and cherry picked data points is racism. There are good and bad among all of us. There are so many factors to consider that can really make a difference in our crime rates, race is not one of them. It is offensive to other readers on this site to have race drawn into a conversation where it is really not necessary to the dialogue.

Hawkeye2300

Racism is an excuse period.....Not sure where you get any cherry picking of data....the data is all around us....crime ratio, welfare ratio, lack of education ratio, # of adults living off welfare.......It's not just coincidence that the ratio of blacks to whites in management jobs is much higher.....There's plenty of reasons behind that, not racism....Sure it exists in ALL races...So What...Each person has the right to their own opinon.....I could simply care less if you or dont like my opinion....It's just some races like to dwell on it an make it an excuse and some don't......

I wasted 0 time today at WORK listing to any MLK garbage or that Liberal POS in Washington DC.......

Deep sea

Well for example, there are far more white living on welfare than blacks. I also do not care for Obama. It has nothing to do with his skin color and everything to do with the policies he has put in place. I do not agree with many of the posters on this site either. However, statements like "look at the shape of the countries these people came from" (when in fact you have no idea what country they came from and in all likelyhood, their ancestors have lived here in the U.S. as long if not longer than your ancestors have.) These are just incindiary and serve no purpose other than to paint other conservative minded people with the same racist brush you willingly paint yourself.

Hawkeye2300

Politics shouldnt come into it. Obama caters to all the people living off the govt period......Raw #'s are not the issue...% to the total population is.....More whites on welfare because more whites live in this country......Blacks in prison ratio is much higher than the % as a whole...

I never said where they came from matters, another poster did, but the culture of crying racism at everything does....Personally, I don't hire them, therefore I don't have to fire them....

A lot of it started at the OJ trial when the black attorney stood up for his 'boy when it was clear to nearly anyone who read the transcripts he did it...He even admitted it later and got sued......I was living out there at the time.

One of my friends from California said to me one time that everyone should own 1 or 2....I dont think he was right though, that would just bring business to a halt........F.... Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson...I feel bad the gunman hit MLK, I think MLK meant well and approached change the right way.....Jesse was actually with him that day and it could have been him....I have to think he just missed. People like Jesse and Al sure don't help perception.

Family man

That's right. Like I said, when they are left on their own their countries crumble. That is why they want to be here.

Family man

Why am I evil twiggy? Because I think it should be our right to not be attacked in the streets by animals that are not yet domesticated? If this was a pack of wild dogs you would want them hunted down. Well that's what they are, except they are millions strong and breeding more and more every day on our dime. Wanna make a bet that these four individuals were raised on welfare, dropped out of school, and will make more welfare babies? That would be a losing bet for you and you know it. People like you hide behind calling people like me evil or racist, when people like you are breeding and standing up for evil.
Like I said, if it so bad then you can all go live in the "motherland", look at the shape of of all the countries these people came from. That is exactly what they are slowly turning this country into. You can't deny that when left to their own devices they wind up living with famine, pestilence, and violence as a way of life. They should be thanking whites everyday that they are here and looking for ways to help rather than handouts and sympathy.

twiggy
twiggy

Simple Simon met a pie man, going to the fair...... simple

Hawkeye2300

Twiggy is a minority who uses racism every time an injustice comes his way....people like him have no bearing on the GDP of this great nation......they only sponge up all the entitlements...

Family man

Twiggy, you are ignorant and will never see the truth. If you live in this country and are a white male you are looked at as though you did something wrong. Last time I checked slavery ended 150 years ago, therefore there is no possible way that can be our fault. If it is so bad here blacks then get back to the motherland, they are buying and selling each other over there still to this day. Our ancestors bought slaves from their own people, and if you ask me they should have gotten a refund because they sold us all their defects. That would be proper reparations, look at the trouble they have caused over here for the last 150 years, our nation should get a pain and suffering settlement out of them too. So go back over there and live in third world countries if you want with no welfare to raise generations of you, you would be begging to come back.

twiggy
twiggy

Thanks. I really mean that. I learned something today, from you and from hawkeye2300. I was so uninformed I actually thought people like you no longer existed in this area. I was dumb enough to think your kind had gone the way of the dodo bird. Just goes to show you, evil still exists, and it seems to be alive and well in this area. Luckily, you are in the minority, and will be extinct before long, I fervently pray. I hope your name "family man" is not true, but I suspect it probably is. I pity you and your kids.

Hawkeye2300

Here's a tip, there are way more of us than u realize.....way more.....

twiggy
twiggy

No, I don't think so.

Hawkeye2300

Oh believe me there is......

Deep sea

This whole thread is really hitting rock bottom. What is up with all this racism!? It is totally unnecessary and brings nothing of value to the discussion. I rarely agree with Twiggy on anything but this is one area where you two are just wrong. It is really disheartening to think that racism like this is alive and well in the QCA.

twiggy
twiggy

BTW, my "white male son and son in law" are quite successful. They are both members of a union, work hard, make good money, and no one looks at them as though they had done something wrong. But, then, they haven't.

Hawkeye2300

I would hardly brag about being in a union, not exactly a definition of being successful......maybe a definition of being a democrat?..why would they look at them if they had done something wrong if they haven't?

Like family man said, if you don't like it, move....everyone has the same opportunity and freedom to do so....

Hawkeye2300

Spike Lee had a movie "white man can't jump" and thats fine...

What if someone publishes a book called "black man can't read".....would that be ok?

Jesses and Al would by crying foul all over da hood..........there's your answer Stonecold...it's ok for blacks to say it but not whites......actually nothing needs to be said....that's the general perception in both cases....perception is reality!!

twiggy
twiggy

Silly, silly you. And soooo uninformed it is kind of funny. Dr James Watson, nobel prize winner...."He went on to say that although he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true.”

A book called "The IQ Controversy, the Media and Public Policy" was written by a professor named Stanley Rothman. It's premiss is that blacks are less intelligent. Throughout the history of this country, up to today, there have been those who try to say the blacks are "different" In the 30's blacks were used, without their knowledge, in experiments on syphilis. In my life time blacks were not allowed to eat at the same lunch counter as whites. In the last election the GOP tried hard to limit access to voting booths. Who would have been affected most? Blacks. You make racist statements, trying to portray whites as victims. Of what, I'm not sure. Racism in this country is alive and well. And you are one of it's proponents.

Hawkeye2300

Yes it's alive I agree and I support it.....

And all the ones in jail are there simply because of racism twigster.....you give me good laugh.....whites aren't victims at all...and neither are blacks....

Six_String
Six_String

Spare us the drivel, please... Worst case of attempts to deny voting rights was when militant Black Panthers stood outside polling places with billy clubs.

Family man

Twiggy, would you call the naacp, black entertainment television, or the united negro college fund racist? They are groups that openly discriminate against white people, yet they are considered legitimate! The more we give, the more they take until one day there will be nothing left to give. Then we will be a third world country just like all the ones they came from.

twiggy
twiggy

You should do a bit of research. Many people of many races belong to the NAACP. it isn't at all racist. The other two you mention use the name "black" or "Negro" so they are racist? REALLY? They are also private organizations. I enjoy watching BETV. And guess what! I see white people on it all the time. So, in your mind, because it broadcasts to a certain audience, it is racist. Gotcha. I also watch Univision, in Spanish. I suppose they are racist too huh? The UNCF is a philanthropic organization which gives scholarships to historically black colleges. It was founded in 1944. There weren't a lot of blacks allowed in college at that time. But, as I said it is private, and they can do as they want, can't they?


This country has historically been white. Do you disagree with that? Because it has been mostly white, the standard by which decisions have been made have been based on the white standard. We have all kinds of white organizations. We just don't use the word white in the names. Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Sons of Ireland, sororities, fraternities,Chamber of Commerce, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, all their programming have been historically geared towards whites, with a very few exceptions.


If you feel a need, feel free to start an organization geared towards whites. You live in a free country and have the right to do so. But to say blacks are racist because they support organizations which cater to their cultural likes is, frankly, uninformed on your part. And it sure does lead one to think "racist"

Deep sea

Helping out a group of people does not make you racist. ALL charities focus on an area of need. It is not discrimination. There really is no need to inject racism into this story. There were three thugs that beat a guy up. Black, white, orange or purple doesn't matter. They were caught and are up on charges. What more do you want?

Family man

Thank you for agreeing Hawkey 2300. Also one thing I left out of my previous post was affirmative action. Often underqualified individuals getting jobs based solely on their color. White people are not supposed to show any kind of pride in their race without being called bigots, yet blacks can have holidays, parades and even a million man march. If we did that we would be called bigots, redneck, racist, etc... I guess we are only supposed to show shame, guilt and remorse for something that happened 150 years ago. Also, are we supposed to always turn a blind eye to the facts when the minority of a population overwhelmingly commits the majority of the crimes?

Hawkeye2300

Agree again......They cant stand us and we cant stand them....Partly becasue of all the valid points you made.....They can call me a racist all they want. At the end of the day I'll hire who I want and fire who I want. If they dont like it, there's lots of vacancies in IRAQ and Libya right now.....They all can move there for all I care.....See if they can teach the taliban rap music and wear their pants at their ankles.....see how that works out for them...At least they will have an in-house herion production field....

twiggy
twiggy

absolutely. I call you a racist.

Hawkeye2300

Thank you...and your a tree hugging liberal....

Family man

That's right! How about Caucasian history month, or Caucasian entertainment television, or even a united Caucasian college fund or national association for the advancement of Caucasian people? We would be called racist if we tried to get away with that, but blacks can have all that and call it cultural. Reverse racism is running rampant in this country.

Hawkeye2300

Totally F AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!

Racsim is an excuse for lot of people who can't get jobs, aren't educated because they don't want to learn, and for many who commit crimes....What a bunch of BS!!!!

People who see the link in the above, truly get it...

Great post Family man.

enjoi11

It is unbelievable to me that this is the year 2013 and yet racism is still strong... We see a article with 4 "Black" men and the racism comes out.. How do people not comment on the crime but instead make it a color issue.. All of a sudden just from a few paragraphs the viewers have made the ASSUMPTON that these men are "Drug dealers","on welfare", "are thugs", " from the hood", "in a gang", "smoke weed", and "unemployed". Im sure not one of you know any of these men and if you saw more than two of them together would be scared to death.. How do these men have anything to do with Obama.. Many races, many ages voted for him, apparently that is how he won twice..
In no way was the crime right but dont you thing we should leave the racism out of these articles..
Its funny how "WHITE" kids shoot up schools and killl countless defenseless kids and race is not a factor only that he had a mental condition..
Its funny that a "WHITE' girl left a newborn baby on the side of the road, helpless unable to defend itself against the outside elements, wild animals and other human beings and yet she has (18) comments but this article gets more attention because it gives "RACISM" a chance to be heard...
Go find something to do..... If I would have to assume by the comments I read, I would think you people hold meetings in the woods with white sheets over your faces....

Hawkeye2300

Preception is reality...whether it be white or black and you do somthing like this you are a thug. Period....

We might live in the trees, but liberals like yourself love to hug those trees and feel sorry for thugs like these.........

People claim racism for any type of problem they have because its an excuse.....Educated people don't buy that excuse......

MLK day.....what a joke....How about about we have white man day, indian day, muslim day, etc........then some other group would cry foul too.

x_infamous

Angry young men. The world has always been full of them. It doesn't matter the 'propellant', anger is it's own motivator. I'm not demeaning these young men. They'll have to pay. Think about where they are. Jamming sticks up their behinds without anyone to throw $100 cash bail their way. That's being alone, that's being desperate. That's third world America, prepare yourselves!

Randogg420

If the gutless wonder you call a prosecutor in Scott county doesn't man up and do the right thing with these thugs than its just a matter of time till davenport will be just another gangsters paradise

Steamer

Did it say Jackson beat the man ? Or tried to eat the man? That's one sloppy 21 year old lol have I nice life fatty

BornDyed

I find myself often reading the comment section of these articles to get a sense of what my neighbors are really like. I have never felt compelled to comment previously and I barely do now. However, I just read the comment section of the article titled "5 charged with beating, robbing man they lured to bike path" of which there were 45 comments at last count.

Try as I might, in the comment section of that article I could find no reference to "animals...", "Obama supporters", "infestation", "thugs", "tribal mentality", "not yet domesticated." or "bestial behavior"

I juxtaposed the mugshot photos offered in each of the articles. Hmmm. Happy New Year!... neighbors? Scary thought.

Hawkeye2300

Similar link between the 2 articles.....you can take them out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of them....hope you understand why concealed weapon permits and guns sales are at record highs....individual citizens are tired of this...count my entire family as 4 that added to those numbers above....

Family man

Iowalittledog where are you!?!?!? These idiots need you to stand up for them! I'll bet they are being discriminated against and wrongfully arrested because of their color! LMAO!!! See our comments about the article covering the mall fight to take this one in context.

Focus_Truth

I guess that's the new thing - Northpark Mall Fight, Walmart Fight, now Hyvee. Next location Dicks Sporting Goods, how much fun that would be. We live in a crazy crazy world full of crazy crazy people.

Contemptio

Thoughts from another dangerous man. And the criminals shall inherit the earth.

Here is an excerpt from Iowa’s Daily Times Herald, which conducted the interview with (Iowa) State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer:

In an interview, a fiery Muhlbauer said it is time to act with “radical changes” on gun laws and other issues to protect schoolchildren from shooting sprees like the one last week in Newtown, Conn.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

He added, “We should ban those in Iowa.”

Muhlbauer, who did not list the specific weapons he wants outlawed in The Daily Times Herald interview, said he would like to see the ban implemented in a retroactive fashion.

“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.” [Emphasis added]

bfw311

my father in law works at a Hy Vee. His take on it is this: at his store when there is a shoplifter or if some like this is happening in the store or on the premises all available employees approach the situation together.

I hope that this man recovers quickly.

Randogg420

It has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with how crime infested the Quads really are and the dead end lifestyle mentality that follows

Hawkeye2300

Deadbeat losers and lifestyle...You are totally correct there....

C MICHAELS

You, "sir," are an ignorant embarrassment to America. It is people like you that make the rest of us want gun control so we don't end up colateral damage in one of your paranoid 'crime control' sprees.

Hawkeye2300

Well that's why I carry a concealed weapon with permit.....if I'm an embarrassment, you're a liberal tree hugger....bottom line, don't attack innocent people and no one gets hurt...

Hawkeye2300

Actually it does though...Obama supporters might say something like these kids just don't get a fair chance and their homelife had something to do with it......what a bunch of BS.

People are tired of excuses.....Liberals absolutely love excuses and hugging trees

Hawkeye2300

4 more people living off the gov't...4 more Obama supporters

Randogg420

Hang Em High

Family man

You are correct taxman, most people on marijuana are pretty chilled out.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

You are correct taxman, most people on marijuana are pretty chilled out.

.....and hungry for munchies.

No doubt there were drugs of some type involved. I hope the store manager recovers quickly.

Are they sure that Demonta is a guy? Looks like a girl to me.

Family man

Tribal mentality. Not yet domesticated.

Ghengis Kahn
Ghengis Kahn

If they ever will be.

Not an excuse for bestial behavior but looking at the BIG picture I truly wish there was a job at a livable wage for all citizens. Then get REALLY tough on aberrant behavior.

Just a desire from a Disgruntled Old Coot who is very fearful for the USA's future where an ongoing class war is sowing the seeds of destruction.

fiveseven15
fiveseven15

@writingmomma : How about we blame the parties responsible: those idiots in the mug shots. probably their parents too. to blame outside sources is just stupid. if it really were movies, tv and games, we would have a country full of psychopaths. Lets not blame some outside source that we have no control over, and blame the people who actually committed the crime. I grew up watching slasher flicks, played every GOOD violent game, and my dad taught me how to shoot when i was 8. my son plays these 'violent' games as well. theres a big difference though. he's 11, and he understands the difference between something he sees on his screen, and reality. I showed him my pistol and let him hold it unloaed when he was 7. explained everything to him, how serious it is, and its not a toy, etc. he never ONCE tried to play with it, in fact, he barely took any interest to it. teaching your kids right and wrong, and common sense will do more than taking away 'violent' media EVER will. think about it for once. If you raise your kid right, they wont end up in the local news like these morons. When i grew up i had consequences for everything i did, and thats how i raise my son. this band of sewer scum obviously never had that. they'll be frequent fliers in the justice system (if they already arent)

Buckster
Buckster

I saw the entire incident take place. The police were called from inside the store towards the end. The guilty party left the scene before police arrived. He was doing his job asking the guilty party to leave. We all do that. If they refuse we call the police to have them escorted off the premises.

MRM

Is getting beat up included in your job description, it was a dangerous situation

writingmomma

If they did a drug screen on these boys, I bet they would find marijane in all their systems. These boys look high as a weather balloon. There are so many youth that are losing a sense of direction in this world. I blame the age that we live in. There is violence, corruption, lying, cheating, stealing, sex, sex and more sex on television, in movies and don't get me started on the video game industry. Darn, you sure can tell this isn't the Leave it to Beaver age.

taxman1040

This has got to be one of the most ignorant comments I have ever seen. Marijuana does not make one beligerant like alcohol does. If anything, it makes one mellow and sedate.

Klaatu
Klaatu

Not necessarily. Pot in conjunction with other drugs or pot laced with other drugs could have a totally different effect.

gemax

butterscotch in conjunction with other drugs or butterscotch laced with other drugs could have a totally different effect

C MICHAELS

Wow, you are staggering ignorant. Maybe we should ask for proof of your grade school diploma.

Ghengis Kahn
Ghengis Kahn

I fear that much of corporate USA is setting the standard for anti-social, me-first mentality within the USA.

Many politicians, especially at the federal level, are similar.

JS824

So you can detect drugs without a test. Well why aren't you working for homeland security? Are you and Klaatu brother and sister?

Ba'Rock yo Momma

The title says "men", those things are boys, dirty, low life, rodgers

jeffy01

Thugs! Get a job losers!

MRM

Why didn't the store manager call the police in the first places? I think it would have been safer instead of getting involved. They were already in an argument in the parking lot and were getting ready to fight. That should have indicated to him that it was a dangerous situation. I have learn over the years don’t be a hero call for help.

KT

I imagine the manager, with hindsight, agrees!

Contemptio

Hindsight is using a mirror to shot backwards like Annie Oakley. lol

Family man

One more example of animals that are not fit to live in a civilized world.

fiveseven15
fiveseven15

i wish i could like your post *sigh* this is one infestation we cant get rid of....

C MICHAELS

Crawl back into your hole you ignorant sod.

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