UPDATE: A second-degree burglary charge against Charles Pries, 44, was dismissed Jan. 16, 2013.

Assistant Scott County Attorney Kim Shepherd, who prosecuted Pries, said she attempted to contact the victim by phone and by sending a letter and received no response. She added that she dismissed the charge because she did not have enough evidence to proceed without the victim.


An apartment maintenance worker at 2509 E. 50th St., Davenport, broke into a woman’s apartment while she was home, police said.

Charles E. Pries, 43, of Bettendorf appeared Thursday in Scott County District Court, Davenport, for a hearing on a second-degree burglary charge.

The burglary occurred Feb. 18, while Pries lived at 2509 E. 50th St. and was a maintenance worker there, according to his arrest affidavit.

Police were called to the building at 5:29 p.m. for a harassment/stalking call, his affidavit states.

An investigation found that at 12:30 a.m. that day, he had used his set of master keys to unlock the victim’s door and enter her apartment, the affidavit states.

The victim told Pries to leave, and he then threatened to have her evicted, the affidavit states.

Pries was arrested Wednesday and released from the Scott County Jail after posting bond.

His record in Scott County includes a third-degree burglary conviction in 1996 and a second-degree theft conviction in 1997. He also was convicted in 2006 of domestic abuse.