A Rock Island man is behind bars Sunday after police say he fired seven or eight shots into a crowd outside a Davenport strip club earlier that morning.
DeMarko Onslow Williams, 24, 1704 5th St., is charged with assault intimidation with a dangerous weapon, punishable by 10 years in prison, felon in possession of a firearm, and interference with official acts, both punishable by five years in prison..
He also is charged with reckless use of a firearm with property damage, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by two years in prison, and possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor punishable by a year in prison.
He was in the Scott County Jail this afternoon on a $19,000 bond.
According to the arrest affidavit:
Williams was at the Chorus Line, 4128 N. Brady St., in Davenport about 3:22 a.m. A plain clothes police officer saw him fire a gun seven or eight times toward a crowd of people clustered around the entrance of the club.
Several vehicles and the building were hit. Williams fled on foot and was arrested a short time later. He had a 1911 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a plastic bag with 2.3 grams of marijuana, according to the affidavit.
Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison for first-degree theft in December 2005.