Davenport man charged with beating ex-girlfriend

2010-02-03T22:15:00Z Davenport man charged with beating ex-girlfriendThomas Geyer The Quad-City Times
February 03, 2010 10:15 pm  • 

A 28-year-old Davenport man with a long criminal history is again facing multiple criminal charges after police said he beat his ex-girlfriend, forced her into her car, then continued to beat her as he drove her around.

Joshua George Powell is charged with first-degree burglary, false imprisonment, willful injury with serious injury, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, failure to have control of a vehicle and driving under suspension.

The charges allege that at 12:39 a.m. Monday, Powell went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in the 600 block of Myrtle Street, Davenport Police Capt. David Struckman said.

He forced his way into the 31-year-old woman’s apartment, and beat her, punching her in the face numerous times, Struckman said.

Powell then dragged the woman to her car. He drove her around for about an hour, all the while beating her, Struckman said.

He abandoned her in the 1300 block of Fillmore Street and left in her car, Struckman said.

She was taken to Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport, for treatment.

On Tuesday morning, Powell went to a business in the 900 block of West Kimberly Road and intimidated a woman into giving him her car, Struckman said.

Patrol officers saw Powell driving the car near Locust and Marquette streets, but he fled, Struckman said. Powell then lost control of the car and struck a tree and a fence in the 1000 block of West 13th Street. He then fled on foot.

Police received a tip Wednesday morning that Powell was in an apartment in the 200 block of West 3rd Street, Struckman said.

Surveillance was set up on the complex, and Powell was arrested as he attempted to get into a vehicle.

Powell was being held Wednesday night in the Scott County Jail on $50,000 cash only bond on one of the charges, and no bond on another charge.

The burglary charge carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years, while willful injury with serious injury carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Powell’s criminal history includes two convictions for domestic assault, first-degree theft, felon in possession of a firearm, and assault causing bodily injury.

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