Woman faces child endangerment charges
A Davenport woman was arrested Tuesday morning after two infants in her care suffered injuries, according to police.
Amy Ellen Smith, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Jersey Ridge Road, is charged with four counts of child endangerment, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of child endangerment causing serious injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
According to jail records, she posted a $10,000 cash or surety bond and was released from the Scott County Jail after less than 90 minutes in custody.
Smith will be arraigned Oct. 5.
According to arrest affidavits filed Friday by Davenport police in support of the criminal complaint:
On April 27, police were called for a child abuse call involving an infant who was at the hospital with numerous acute injuries.
Police learned that the infant received the injuries one day prior while in the direct care of Smith, the infant’s in-home daycare provider. There were fractures to the infant’s left humerus, left femur and right wrist.
The infant also had a rib fracture that was consistent with being squeezed.
During the investigation, police learned that another infant was injured while in Smith's care in November 2015. The infant had multiple bruises on the face and head, lacerations under the eye, on the mouth, and on the wrists.
Smith said the injuries occurred when the infant fell and hit her eye while pushing a milk crate across the floor.
The injuries are not consistent with Smith's explanation. The infant was seen by a doctor, and the doctor said that this was a "child beating" and had concerns about it being a non-accidental injury, according to the affidavits.
No other information was available Tuesday.
— Tara Becker
Police: Man had stolen gun, pot
A Davenport felon was arrested Monday night after police say he was found in possession of a stolen gun and more than a half-pound of marijuana.
Nathan Allen Stewart, 23, last known address in the 1300 block of Bridge Avenue, is charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp tax, and possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon.
The three charges are a Class D felony each punishable by up to five years in prison.
He also was cited for driving while license was under suspension and failure to obey a traffic control device. Stewart also was wanted in an unrelated misdemeanor eluding case.
According to jail records, Stewart posted $6,000 through a bail bonds company and was released from the Scott County Jail. He will be arraigned Oct. 5.
Police located Stewart, who had warrants out for his arrest, at 10:18 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in the 1500 block of West Locust Street.
Police say he was in possession of a stolen Glock 43 9mm handgun. Stewart is on a deferred judgement in a felony robbery case out of Colorado and is barred from possessing a firearm, according to an arrest affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint.
He also was in possession of 261.1 grams of marijuana, two digital scales, and $1,557 cash in denominations “consistent with the sale of narcotics,” according to the affidavit.
— Tara Becker
Clinton police seek bank robbery suspect
CLINTON - The Clinton Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed Sterling Federal Bank.
At 9:26 a.m. Monday, police responded to the bank, 247 7th Ave. South, where a man had come in, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man, approximately 25-30 years old and 5-foot-7-inches to 5-foot-9-inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket or hoodie, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 563-243-1458 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-883-8015.
— Times staff