Police: Bettendorf man punches, spits on cops

2013-07-08T17:30:00Z 2013-07-09T11:40:29Z Police: Bettendorf man punches, spits on copsBrian Wellner bwellner@qctimes.com The Quad-City Times

A 20-year-old Bettendorf man is accused of punching and spitting on several officers who were trying to take him into custody during a shots-fired investigation Sunday.

Isaiah R. Henderson was in the Scott County Jail Monday, charged with five counts of assault on a peace officer, medical personnel or fire personnel, all serious misdemeanors. He's also charged with interference with official acts with injury, an aggravated misdemeanor that's punishable by up to two years in prison.

Officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Magnolia Drive, Bettendorf, about 1:30 a.m. Sunday regarding a shots-fired call. They arrived in the area and began searching for suspects and witnesses.

One witness told officers there was an argument between a man and woman in the 2600 block just prior to hearing gunshots. Henderson's arrest affidavit states that when an officer found the woman hiding in the bushes, Henderson was spotted running from the intersection of Hawthorne and Cypress drives.

Police found Henderson hiding behind a shower curtain in an upstairs bathroom at 804 Hillside Drive, the affidavit states.

When an officer pulled back the curtain, Henderson punched the officer twice in the face, the affidavit states.

He continued to be uncooperative and spat on an officer twice, the affidavit states.

As fire and medical personnel carried Henderson downstairs, he spat on another officer who was trying to take pictures of his injuries, the affidavit states.

Once outside, Henderson spat on a firefighter as well as a medic, the affidavit states.

Henderson's injuries were not detailed.

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(24) Comments

  1. iowalittledog
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    iowalittledog - July 15, 2013 2:01 pm
    Family Man: F Y I for you. There in no ggetto in the area. Go to Chicago 55 & State Street, now that's a ghetto. The very worst area in the QC would be considered a rich area in Chicago. Just keeping it real
  2. iowalittledog
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    iowalittledog - July 15, 2013 1:58 pm
    Klaatu: F Y I for you. cops are a gang.
  3. screener79
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    screener79 - July 13, 2013 11:24 pm
    I think it's called prison over crowding. Have to release someone. You want the murders released or the criminals that rob and steal? Building new prisons won't solve the problem when you can't build them fast enough.
  4. gemax
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    gemax - July 12, 2013 11:36 am
    At least he spent 4 hrs in jail before he got bailed out for 1000.00
  5. freesenior
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    freesenior - July 12, 2013 7:45 am
    Its time for the Sheriff Joe solution. The law abiding public, wealthy, middle class and especially the poor do not have live in tolerance of criminal behavior. Feral behavior cannot be fixed but it can be managed. Society chooses not to do that. If it has the will, it will find a way.
  6. freesenior
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    freesenior - July 12, 2013 7:37 am
    No one in their right mind would want to own residential rentals these days. These so called slum lords do not create the problem, they just manage it for the rest of the community that wants to live a half mile away from the troubled areas. When society gives up, this what you get. But it is not just giving up on people such as this man charged, it has given up on law and order as well. Criminal behavior is tolerated and excused. Low income and poverty is one thing, but without dealing with the perpetrators of feral behavior, those who would seek to work their way up the ladder to a better life, are themselves at risk and exposed to things that the gentele public choses not to see. Those who own low income houseing and make their income from subsidized rent will tell story upon story of wanton distruction and itimidation of those that have no other place to live, not by the landlords but by predators and criminals that are free to roam about in the destructive endeavors. Communities seek solutions but are unwilling to admit there is only one that works. The poor and disadvantaged continue to be sacrificed because our esteemed culture will not recognized that criminals have already sacrificed their perceived rights. Poverty is a condition that can be treated, but it implies a weakened cultural immunity system, and the public tolerance of the infection of criminal behavior cripples those that it publicly states it seeks to help and save. I used to think those movies about mutants and zombies were just a waste of creative thinking. Now I am not so sure.
  7. Bwoof33
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    Bwoof33 - July 12, 2013 6:55 am
    He is a wayward, scared punk! Thinks he is tough ....hitting women , disrespecting law and any authority! Hopefully.... he will get a grip and understand .....you only spiral downward with this irresponsible behavior!
  8. iowalittledog
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    iowalittledog - July 11, 2013 5:24 pm
    He will be a hero in prison
  9. Klaatu
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    Klaatu - July 10, 2013 12:56 pm
    My son is a cop. He arrests the same people over and over. There are a healthy number of jerks who are going to try and find a way to get through life without doing any work. So they steal, they join gangs, they sell dope. Anything to keep from getting up and going to a regular job every day.
  10. ljordan
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    ljordan - July 10, 2013 11:19 am
    Bettgal, most of the crimes for which he's been arrested have been dismissed and I find that rather curious since they were so severe...makes you wonder how many of his "friends" went to jail shortly after his offenses were dismissed? And when will they catch on?
  11. tuffyo891
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    tuffyo891 - July 10, 2013 12:47 am
    I agree with most on this thead. My wife and I and been looking to move back to the Bettendorf area, as that is where I had grown up and the school districts seem to be better than most. When my wife, who is not from the Bettendorf/PV area, looks though the real estate web sites and asks "how about this house, it looks nice", my first reply is "what is the street it is on" or "is it behind Old Chicago". As quick as she replys yes or its on Hawthorne, Cypress or Magnolia ....my reply is NOPE. The more and more she looks at the homes for sale, the more she knows where NOT TO LOOK. I feel for anyone trying to move out of that area. I imagine this wont help their cause either. Its HAS become known as the ghetto of Bettendorf and I/we refuse to move to that area for that reason, no matter how cheap a house might be. I have no problem paying more for a house knowing that my family will be safe and that my property value will go up rather than down. The City of Bettendorf better things in check soon, otherwise things will continue to get worse. Good luck to you home sellers in that area.
  12. bettgal
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    bettgal - July 09, 2013 8:26 pm
    The cops are over there multiple times a day so they are doing what they need to.do. The problem is this guy and others are committing multiple crimes and getting a slap on the wrist and the landlords need to evict if tenants are committing crimes and reoccurring troublemakers. Why is he and his.buddies that robbed all the.houses awile back still not locked up? If judges don't punish they will.keep committing crimes and get worse and worse feeling above.the law.
  13. bettgal
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    bettgal - July 09, 2013 8:04 pm
    Magnolia is.a known gang and slum area in Bettendorf. I wonder when I drive past and see trash everywhere and caving in roofs what these landlords are doing or should I say not doing. The cops are there multiple times a day. May I add this guy has been arrested multiple times and he's out time and time again causing trouble. He also was one of the Bettendorf burglary bunch awhile.back and he is still out. Check him out on Iowa court search. The cops are out,but what about these judges?
  14. Klaatu
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    Klaatu - July 09, 2013 4:34 pm
    No, the cops don't do that at all. They simply arrest idiots and the judicial system decides what happens next.
  15. momss
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    momss - July 09, 2013 1:08 pm
    AGREE 100% Klaatu.
  16. Klaatu
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    Klaatu - July 09, 2013 1:02 pm
    He SHOULD get jail time, and the jerks who made meth in a daycare should have gotten it too.
  17. Klaatu
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    Klaatu - July 09, 2013 11:59 am
    Say what? This guy isn't responsible for his own behavior? A "slumlord" made him be a worthless punk? No, the problem isn't "slumlords". The problem is that we have a welfare society that allows punks like that guy to suck off the taxpayer and never have to worry about working. This guy should allowed to starve unless he works for his food. A good dose of responsibility just might salvage his life.
  18. momss
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    momss - July 09, 2013 11:56 am
    Yeah, HE will probably get jail time, but you can make meth in the presence of children, and get probation. Ugh.
  19. Orpheus
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    Orpheus - July 09, 2013 11:38 am
    This is what happens when someone thinks "The System" isn't going to control them. You *still* end up arrested. You *still* end up going to jail. "The System *still* has its way with you. Congrats!
  20. zetar
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    zetar - July 09, 2013 11:27 am
    I don't suppose the problem could be slumlords?
  21. Family man
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    Family man - July 09, 2013 11:14 am
    Our cities have sprinkled ghetto all over. It is difficult to find a home to buy in this area that doesn't have a bad area a few blocks from it. Instead of trying to work on the bad neighborhoods they just spread the trash all over town with low income apartments and such all over the place.
  22. geoff
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    geoff - July 09, 2013 10:23 am
    The cops should have commited him to a mental hospital and forced him to take medication for the rest of his life. They are good at that.
  23. SmkJmpr
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    SmkJmpr - July 09, 2013 10:12 am
    Love the story's last line.
  24. Roy Munson
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    Roy Munson - July 09, 2013 12:24 am
    The 2500-2700 block of Magnolia Dr. In Bettendorf is almost a mirror imagine of Americana Park these days. It was never the greatest place, but within the last couple years it has really become bad. It will be interesting to see what the city and property owners surrounding the area do in the future.
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