A Davenport man who is accused of coming within five feet of striking a uniformed police officer with a vehicle Sunday night has been charged with felony assault.

Arnoldo Moises Herrera, 19, of 1616 W. 9th St., was released from the Scott County Jail Monday.

He’s charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, a Class D felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison. He’s also charged with operating while intoxicated.

Officers responded to 628 Douglas Court, Davenport, at 11:58 p.m. and found Herrera driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo through a yard, according to his arrest affidavit.

An officer ordered Herrera to place the vehicle in park several times, the affidavit states. Instead, Herrera shifted the gear to drive and headed directly at the officer, coming within five feet of striking the officer, the affidavit states.

The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, the affidavit states.

Police say Herrera appeared intoxicated. He provided a breath sample that tested at .192, more than twice the legal limit to drive in Iowa, the affidavit states.

(16) comments

Family man

There goes Iowa little dog again! The brothers are always victims, what a bunch of BS! They wouldn't shoot a brother, they would probably make him rich like that degenerate dirt bag Rodney King. He got taxpayers to pay for his drug habit the rest of his miserable life. Not to mention all the free stuff he got his brothers by giving them a reason to riot and loot their own neighborhoods. Iowa little dog your rhetoric is old hat and good American citizens are bored with it. It has been 150 years, get your act together already!

JK3513

Roy, something tells me I am - the type that is tired of the extremists who we have pandered to for the past decade. The kind that loved Reagan, but appreciates his working with democrats to get things done. Something no one (us or the dems) are willing to do anymore. So, I am very tired of the mindless droning on both sides, I just don't expect better of the other side - I do expect more from our side.

Though you may be part right I am so tired of all politicians I may go libertarian soon.

geoff
geoff

The republican party believes life begins at conception. Thats good enough to get my vote year after year. Join the good guys and win the cultural war.

Ba'Rock yo Momma

It would surprise me if that really happened, knowing police in the QCA im sure Mr Robocop stepped in front of the car thinking his big ego would stop it

JK3513

@ hawkeye2300: as a proud republican I must tell you that your schtick is old. We get it, all the dumb people are Obama voters. You however sound like the reason we lost the election - the impression that we are all intolerant and judgmental. For the good of the party, please stop!

Roy Munson

Something tells me you are neither proud or a Republican.

Six_String
Six_String

A few years ago someone tried this on a Muscatine cop and ended up dead...

Klaatu
Klaatu

He was probably too drunk to know exactly what he was doing, but that does not excuse his behavior. We can't have idiots running over our law officers. He will get it pled down most likely.

geoff
geoff

No harm... No foul....

iowalittledog

They would have shot a brother! No question about it!

JS824

Al Sharpton? Is that you?

Hawkeye2300

And your point?

Arc Angel

WOW! Harsh.

mendelmen

Shoot him next time.

Always right

Agree

icecreamjones

If he really tried to hit someone, then yeah, shoot him. The problem is: how do we know what really happened?

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