A Davenport man was arrested Wednesday after police say he stole a man’s cellphone and, after a confrontation, attempted to steal the man’s vehicle, which had two children in the backseat.
Shaquil Maurice Fluker, 25, last known address in the 1500 block of West 14th Street, faces one count of second-degree robbery, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 20.
Davenport police were dispatched at 4:20 a.m. Saturday to Colony Drive and Gaines Street for a disturbance.
According to an arrest affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint:
A man reported that he was delivering newspapers in the 700 block of Colony Drive in his vehicle, which had two children in the backseat.
Fluker was going door to door in the area saying that someone was trying to kill him. He approached the man’s vehicle, screaming for help.
The man called 911 and was told by the dispatcher to hand the phone to Fluker, who took the phone and fled on foot.
The man followed Fluker in his vehicle around the area and eventually stopped in the 4800 block of Ripley Street. He got out of the vehicle and approached Fluker; the two had a verbal altercation and Fluker repeatedly struck the man with his fist and pulled on his clothing.
The man suffered cuts to his forehead and neck and bruises on his back. His shirt also was torn in multiple places and his pants were covered in mud.
Fluker then got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and tried to drive away. The man climbed into the vehicle through the open driver’s side door and tried to stop the vehicle.
As the vehicle was still moving, the man began to wrestle with Fluker while partially hanging out of the open door. The man eventually grabbed the steering wheel and steered it into another vehicle.
After the vehicle stopped, one of the children in the back seat climbed up front to retrieve the keys from the ignition.
As the child grabbed the keys, Fluker grabbed hold of the child by the neck with his hand. The man fought with Fluker to release the child.
Fluker then got out of the vehicle and walked north on Ripley Street.
The child sustained an abrasion to his neck, according to the arrest affidavit.