A Moline man being held in the Scott County Jail on felony stalking and other charges was charged with extortion on Tuesday.
Jeffrey Allen Graves, 36, has been in the Scott County Jail since May 23 when Davenport police arrested him on the stalking charge as well as charges of domestic abuse, harassment and violating a no contact order his victim had out on him.
Graves is not allowed any contact with his victim.
The extortion charge stems from an incident June 25 when Graves is accused of threatening physical injury to a person he was trying to persuade to pass messages to his ex-girlfriend through written notes and phone calls.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Janet Martin, Graves threatened the extortion victim that he would be beaten if he did not comply. Graves also told the extortion victim that he knew where he lived.
Graves, whose last known address is 4105 22nd Ave., Moline, was arrested May 23 after his victim was able to go to the Davenport police station and file a complaint about a domestic disturbance that originated in Illinois on May 22 and ended the next day.
According to the May 23 arrest affidavit filed by Martin, the victim said Graves held her against her will in Illinois and repeatedly assaulted her.
On May 23, Graves drove the victim to a physical therapy appointment and went inside the building with her, according to the arrest affidavit. He waited until the appointment was finished and then left with her.
She then was able to convince Graves that she needed to go to work. While he let the victim go, he sent her a text message telling her he was waiting across the street. He then went to the victim's place of employment and sat on a bench outside the front door.
Martin's affidavit states that during this incident, Graves threatened to kill the victim by injecting her with drain cleaner and cut off her children's heads.
Graves was arrested on the first-degree harassment and domestic assault charges and was taken to the Scott County Jail. A no contact order was served on him at the jail, according to the affidavit.
Graves is being held in the Scott County Jail serving 180 days for five charges of violating the no contact order his victim has on him.
In addition to the new extortion charge, Graves is awaiting trial on a charge of felony stalking, domestic abuse and first-degree harassment.
The stalking and extortion charges each are Class D felonies that carry a prison sentence of up to five years. The harassment charge is an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of up to two years.
Graves faces charges in Illinois related to the incident once the Iowa case is completed.