Police have made another arrest in connection with the Oct. 8 kidnapping and shooting of a Davenport woman.

Jamar A. Jackson, 28, of Iowa City was in the Scott County Jail Saturday on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and accessory.

Jackson’s charges are connected to the kidnapping and shooting of 28-year-old Brittany Hamilton of Davenport, Davenport Police Capt. Dale Sievert said Monday.

So far, police have arrested two others and have a warrant out to arrest Hamilton’s former boyfriend, 37-year-old Brian A. Williams of Davenport.

Jeremy D. Garvin, 22, of Marion, Iowa, and Troy A. Williams, 42, address unknown, were arrested last week.

Garvin is charged with first-degree kidnapping, which is punishable in Iowa by life in prison. He’s also charged with first-degree arson, willful injury and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Troy Williams is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. He and Brian Williams are brothers, court records state.

Brian Williams also is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree arson, willful injury causing serious injury and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Brian Williams was breaking up with Hamilton and conspired with three others to stage her abduction and subsequent shooting, Davenport Assistant Police Chief Don Schaeffer said.

They lived together at 6037 Hillandale Road. Hamilton initially told police that she and Brian Williams had been duct-taped and abducted by gunpoint from their home and taken to an undisclosed location. She also said the suspects demanded money, shot her in the leg and left her in a ditch while they left with Williams.

A follow-up investigation showed that Williams wasn’t a victim, police said.

The investigation also revealed that within an hour of the shooting, Williams and the co-conspirators drove to 126 W. 14th St., Davenport, where Hamilton’s new boyfriend lived, and poured gasoline around the residence and set it on fire, police said.

Anyone who sees Brian Williams is asked to call 911 immediately, Davenport police say.

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This group of people should learn from what cruelty they have done. Justice should speak and do for itself so that they would learn from their mistakes. And being a woman we should be more advanced when it comes to our safety this day because we could never tell the danger is awaiting for us outside. I'm glad I got this panic button app from my friend and it really fits my personal safety measures. I could press a panic button and I would directly be connected with my family or friends as safety networks and a 24/7 call center agents who could escalate my call to the nearest 911 in my place. They could also locate me through GPS location so it's a lot easier to send help if I needed it. try to goggle safetrec this may help.


I know this story. The girl's new boyfriend was living with a young couple with a new born. The newborn was less than a month old and was in the house when it was set on fire. No one was hurt, but it could have been much worse.


I take it the woman is doing ok now? Why was she covering for a psycho trying to kill her? Strange.


What didn't he understand about the woman didn't want him anymore and she had moved on. How do you say stupid (Brian A. Williams) Oh lets not forget the three other stupid people involved. This gut was not their friend because you don't ask friends to do things like what they did. When they get out of jail perhaps they will be choser as to they chose to be a friend.


A huge failure in life. All of them. I can tell you what I would do. However, I would be forbidden from future commenting. Iowa has some of the best hunters in the nation. Open season and then cut them loose. Any current and future problems with these boys are resolved. You all have a nice Holiday Season.


Well Jim, you are probably used to hunting from the sounds of your post. But, these are first of all not "boys" nor are they animals. Do they deserve to do some prison time for their "stupid" and senseless actions? You bet your rear. Of course, these guys deserve some long sentences. But, you know Jim, I would much rather you be out there hunting down the ones that killed two little innocent girls. But, that wouldn't be what good ol' boys do, no huh?

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