Davenport teen pleads in robbery case

A 17-year-old will be sentenced Aug. 25 for four armed robberies he committed in Bettendorf and Davenport earlier this year.

Davionta Isiah Duax of Davenport pleaded guilty in Scott County District Court to four counts of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony each punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Although he is charged as an adult, Duax will not be required to serve the mandatory minimum of 17½ years in prison before parole can be granted.

Scott County prosecutors wrote in the plea agreement filed Wednesday that they will not oppose the sentences running concurrently, or at the same time.

Duax will also pay restitution of $1,865.

Police say Duax, while armed with a knife, robbed Express Lane, 1909 Harrison St., Davenport, on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6; Ann's Hallmark Shop, 886 Middle Road, Bettendorf, on Feb. 2; and Little Caesars Pizza, 2900 E. 53rd St., Davenport, on Feb. 8.

He was arrested in February.

--Tara Becker

Man shot Sunday in Davenport

A 53-year-old man sustained a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound early Sunday, Davenport police said Monday.

Officers were dispatched at 1:36 a.m. to Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport, for a gunshot victim who arrived at the hospital by private vehicle.

Officers located a scene in the 3000 block of West 49th Street. No other injuries or damage was reported.

No other information was available Monday.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola.”

--Times staff

Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday, Davenport police said Monday.

Police, fire and Medic EMS responded at 9:47 p.m. to East 4th Street and River Drive.

Police say the motorcycle was traveling west on River Drive in the right lane and struck the west curb of the intersection, losing control.

The driver, a man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, a woman, sustained serious life-threatening injuries, according to police.

No other information was released Monday. The investigation is being conducted by the police department's traffic safety unit.

--Times staff

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