A former suspect in a 2013 Rock Island homicide was in the Scott County Jail on a $85,000 cash-only bond Tuesday, accused of selling crack cocaine to an informant in April.

Yolanduis L. McDuffie, 22, is charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and failure to affix drug stamp, a Class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

McDuffie pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in Scott County court.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police:

Officers in the department’s tactical operations bureau used a confidential source to purchase $100 of crack cocaine from McDuffie in April. 

The substance sold by McDuffie to the informant, which was approximately .80 grams, tested positive for crack.

On May 22, McDuffie was arrested and found to be in possession of a clear plastic bag with 3.25 grams of crack cocaine and a digital scale, according to the affidavits.

McDuffie was booked into the Scott County Jail just after midnight Saturday. He had been in the Rock Island County Jail from May 7 until May 21 on a felony charge of aggravated battery of a police officer. 

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge. He will be in court June 18 for a pretrial conference.

In January, Rock Island County prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery against McDuffie in connection with the December 2013 shooting death of local tattoo artist Derek Jackson.

McDuffie’s co-defendant, Aaron D. Henderson II, 22, was convicted of Jackson’s death in March. He will be sentenced June 5.

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