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A 21-year-old Bettendorf man who was released from the Scott County Jail at 7:54 a.m. Friday after spending 141 days locked up for continuously violating an order of protection a woman was back in jail at 12:41 a.m. Saturday on a charge of second-degree sexual abuse.

The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Bettendorf Police Detective Jeff Buckles, Robrt Lonzo Reed III and his victim were in the bedroom of his Bettendorf apartment when he made unwanted advances to the victim trying to hug her. The victim told Reed to stop.

Reed grabbed the woman by the neck and forced her into the adjoining bathroom walk-in closet. He then forced the victim to perform sexual acts, according to the affidavit. Reed also threatened to kill the victim if she did not stop crying.

Reed and the victim know each other.

During the incident, the victim suffered reddish-purple scrape injuries to her neck and an abrasion injury on her right thigh, according to the affidavit.

Reed\u2019s grandmother was in the apartment when the victim came out of the bedroom crying. When the grandmother asked what happened the victim would not answer in the presence of Reed.

Reed was being held Saturday night in the Scott County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond in relation to that case.

A preliminary hearing on that case is set for Oct. 2.

Reed already is awaiting trial on charges of third-degree sexual abuse, stalking-violating a protective order, and second-degree burglary. A trial date of Oct. 1 has been set. His bond in that case also has been raised to $25,000 cash only based on the new sexual abuse charge.

In that case, Reed is alleged to have committed third-degree sexual abuse of a woman on Aug. 26, 2017, according to Scott County District Court documents. That charge is a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

In that case, the victim then got a no-contact order through Scott County District Court that now runs through Oct. 11, 2022. Reed violated that no-contact order at least four times, according to Scott County District court electronic records.

Reed violated the no-contact order first on Aug. 28 and was sentenced to three days in the Scott County Jail, and charged with one count of stalking, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

On Oct. 4, he violated the no-contact order again and was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony. In this instance, the victim returned home from school about 1:30 p.m. and went to her bathroom only to find Reed hiding behind the bathroom door, according to the arrest affidavit filed by Scott County Sheriff\u2019s Detective Rachelle Kunde.

He also was sentenced to 52 days in the Scott County Jail.

Reed violated the no-contact order Feb. 19 and March 27 and was sentence to 142 days in jail with credit for time served.

During that time he wrote at least eight letters to Scott County District judges Nancy Tabor and Marlita Greve asking for a reconsideration of his sentence and said that he had learned his lesson and that he would never violate the no-contact order again, according to Scott County District Court electronic records. Each time Reed\u2019s request for reconsideration was denied.

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A 44-year-old Buffalo resident is facing charges after Scott County Sheriff\u2019s investigators seized methamphetamine and a loaded handgun and ammunition during a search of the person\u2019s home Thursday.

Mandy Marie Freeman, aka Joshua Shane Freeman, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Freeman also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and failing to have an Iowa drug tax stamp on the methamphetamine. Both of the charges are Class D felonies that carry a prison sentence of up to five years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Scott County Sheriff\u2019s deputy Eric Burton, the Scott County Sheriff\u2019s Special Operations Unit served a search warrant at Freeman\u2019s home at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

During a search officers seized 12.6 grams of methamphetamine from Freeman\u2019s bedroom as well as three digital scales and five empty zip-lock baggies.

Officers also seized a 9mm pistol along with two loaded magazines and 63 live rounds of 9mm ammunition, according to the arrest affidavit.

Federal agents could opt to take Freeman\u2019s case from the state under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice initiative instituted in 2001 to reduce gun violence.

It is a federal offense for a felon to be in possession of a firearm. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Freeman also could be charged at the federal level with using a firearm in commission of a drug crime since he is charged with possession with the intent to deliver an illicit drug. According to federal authorities, the burden would be on Freeman to prove in court that the gun was not being used in furtherance of a drug crime. The mandatory minimum sentence for this charge is five years.

Those charges would be on top of any federal charge filed against Freeman for possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.

There is no parole in the federal prison system.

According to Scott County District Court online records Freeman pleaded guilty in 2003 to two drug trafficking charges, one involving methamphetamine and the other involving cocaine. Freeman was sentenced to three years on probation.

Additionally, Freeman is wanted in the state of Washington for delivery of methamphetamine. Washington has classified the warrants as non-extraditable, but Freeman could be arrested while visiting the state in the future.

Freeman was being held Thursday night without bond in the Scott County Jail.

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Growing up, Leigh Macias Reitz spent every weekend at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, rubbing shoulders with go-go dancers and even watching Jimi Hendrix light his guitar on fire.

\u201cAs a young teenager, there were dances every weekend. Girls had to wear skirts and boys had to wear pants and dress shirts,\u201d Reitz, 67, said. \u201cIt was just a great place for teens. Go-go dancers would dance in cages. The radio station at the time would give away prizes and records. It was such a fun place to go.\u201d

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1960s: Go-go dancers fit the dance craze of its time. Published May 23, 2002. (Contributed photo)

Her nostalgia and love of the Col Ballroom led her to purchase the 104-year-old music venue in 2015. But the next few years were a financial struggle, she said, leading to her announcement Tuesday that the Col will close Oct. 29. The ballroom will host its final event, SoulFest 2018, on Oct. 26, she said.\u00a0

Reitz said several people have shown interest in purchasing the venue, at 1012 W. 4th St., but no deal is confirmed yet. The Col, built in 1914 by Leo Kerker, is one of Iowa\u2019s oldest operating ballrooms, and a staple of the Quad-City music scene.

\u201cThe Col has been an important part of downtown Davenport, and also west Davenport. A lot of people will cherish memories based on their time at the ballroom,\u201d Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch said. \u201cThose types of venues are challenging to maintain, and we\u2019ll really miss the Col Ballroom. We wish the people who kept it running for all of these years all the best.\u201d

From the 1920s through the '60s, the Col hosted some of the most famous names in music, including Duke Ellington, B.B. King, the Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Jimi Hendrix performed at the Col one year before Woodstock. His autograph, scrawled on the backstage wall during his 1968 visit, still remains.\u00a0

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Jimi Hendrix jams in a performance at the Col Ballroom in Davenport on August 11, 1968.

\u201cI saw a couple of the most influential and pivotal concerts in my life at the Col Ballroom and Palmer Auditorium, when I was in high school,\u201d said Sean Moeller, a longtime Quad-City concert promoter and founder of Daytrotter. \u201cMy memories from both of those places have played a huge part in my motivation to build what I\u2019ve been building over the last 12 years. Those two venues were my foundation and I\u2019m trying my hardest to get back to what I fondly look back on as some of the more glory days of the Quad-Cities music scene.\u201d

The brick, arched Col Ballroom was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 1998 and inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

The ballroom underwent a major renovation in the 1990s, including exterior brick cleaning and interior renovations to the ornate balcony. The Quad-Cities Mexican American Organization took control of the venue in 1995, as part of its goals to support its community education and scholarship programs.

Reitz said she and her father were both members of the local organization.

\u201cMembers got older and there weren\u2019t any volunteers, so they were going to sell it, and talked about turning it into a flea market or church,\u201d she said. \u201cOne day I came home and said to my husband, \u2018I\u2019m taking out my savings and 401(k) and buying the Col Ballroom. There\u2019s so much nostalgia\u00a0\u2014 so much history. It\u2019s 100 years old. I had to buy it. And I played the lottery.\u201d

In 2015, Reitz took over as owner of the Col, in hopes of breathing new life into the venue.

\u201cI didn\u2019t want it to be a warehouse. I wanted it to be a music venue,\u201d she said. \u201cI love people and I love the ballroom and that\u2019s why I did it. I have no business background whatsoever. I worked at a factory. I just liked the people and the ballroom and so that\u2019s what I did. But, if you don\u2019t have a lot of money, and only have heart, it doesn\u2019t always work.\u201d

Over the past few years, Reitz kept the Col booked with fundraisers, wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday parties and other events. But a lack of financing and staff made maintaining the space difficult, she said.

Reitz said deciding to close the Col has been heartbreaking, but she hopes new owners will take over and continue to maintain it as a music and event space. She\u2019ll bid farewell to the Col \u2014 and the venue\u2019s \u201chappy ghosts with happy memories,\u201d she added \u2014 at the final event Oct. 26.

\u201cHopefully everybody will come and visit me that night and we\u2019ll have a big to-do,\u201d she said. \u201cI want people who love the Col to come and dance the night away.\u201d

A look at Col Ballroom
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February 19, 1938 - February 19, 1938

DAVENPORT\u00a0\u2014 Barbara Frances Hess, 80, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Genesis West.

Barbara was born on Feb. 19, 1938, in Des Moines, the daughter of David and Mary (Neff) Hess. She taught at Central for all 46 years of her long and distinguished career. A Davenport native and an alumna of Madison, Hayes, Smart and Davenport High School, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Drake University and completed a one year fellowship at The College of William and Mary.

In 1962 Barb was hired to teach American history and government. She would later develop and teach courses in Minority Cultures, Chicano Studies, Russian History, Comparative Government and many more. She didn't shy from hard work and expected the same from her students. Four generations rose to her call. Likewise, she served as a mentor and role model for two generations of teachers.

Outside of the classroom, Barb Hess focused upon student extracurricular activities serving as adviser to councils, events and groups. She gave of her time to serve as scorekeeper for the basketball team for 25 years and even a few years as assistant cheerleading coach. Barbara was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, National Education Society, Iowa Education Society, Davenport Education Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and National Council for Social Studies.

She enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her pets.

Barb frequently quoted James Goldman's axiom that \u201cthe proper use of history is the elevation of mankind.\u201d She spent a career and a half \u201celevating mankind\u201d through her work at Central High. The more than 17,000 students she taught at Central and the hundreds of teachers and support staff she worked with will not soon forget Miss Hess.

Those left to honor her memory include, brothers, David Hess, Florida, Donald (wife Joy), Hawaii, and; nieces, Jo Hess, Sue Hess Treppenhauer,

Ann Hess, Gabriela Hess, and Michelle Hess Wilkes; three great nieces; and four great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society or the

Davenport Public Library. The Runge Mortuary will be assisting the family

with arrangements. Online tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

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CrimeStoppers of the Quad-Cities is asking for your help in this unsolved crime.

Here are the details:

\"The pictured subjects are suspects in a vehicle burglary in Davenport where stolen credit cards were taken and used at Champs in SouthPark Mall on September 18. They arrived in a black 2011 Audi Q5 with California plates 7GFN938. The SUV had a bike rack on the top.

\"Vehicle\"

The suspects arrived at Southpark in a black 2011 Audi Q5 with California plates 7GFN938. The SUV had a bike rack on the top.

\"They are described as younger male Hispanics with heavy accents. The males were wearing dark-colored shorts and tee-shirts. One of the males had the letters \"USA\" on the back.

\"The offenders purchased $165 worth of merchandise with the stolen credit card.\"

Anyone with any any information about this crime or any person(s) involved, are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 309-762-9500 or submit a Web Tip. You do not have to give your name. CRIMESTOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous.

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A woman on pretrial release in a driving under the influence case in Scott County was arrested Monday night after police say she was driving recklessly while intoxicated and crashed her vehicle, which had four children inside.

Justine Marie Miller, 28, who has addresses listed in Davenport and Moline, was booked into the Scott County Jail on four counts of child endangerment resulting in bodily injury and one count each of operating under the influence-second offense, driving while license denied or revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, and interference with official acts.

The most serious charge, child endangerment, is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Bond was set Tuesday at $10,000 cash-only. She has a preliminary hearing Oct. 4.

Davenport police responded to 46th and Brady streets at 5:46 p.m. Monday for a personal injury crash.

Police said in an arrest affidavit that Miller was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS at a high-rate of speed and was driving onto the shoulder of the road and passing cars going through an intersection.

She was not wearing a seat-belt. Her three-year-old child and three other children in the vehicle also were not restrained or in a car seat. Miller, whose license is revoked, got into a crash with another vehicle, which caused minor injuries to the other driver and to the children in Miller\u2019s vehicle. She ran from the scene and was detained by police. Miller had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Her pupils also were hyperactive, aggressive and had \u201ctwitches,\u201d according to the affidavit.

Miller refused standardized field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. She also refused to give police her name.

Miller was arrested in November for operating while intoxicated-first offense and other traffic violations and was granted pretrial release conditioned upon \u201cgood behavior and attendance at all hearings.\u201d

A $1,000 cash-only bench warrant was issued for her when she failed to appear at her arraignment, according to court records.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley could this week face a career-defining moment. And, one way or another, the results are likely to outlive him.

It's imperative that Grassley, if for no other reason than his own interest, ensure any hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser are not a repeat of the Senate Judiciary Committee's misogyny-fueled grilling of Anita Hill in 1991, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of prolonged sexual harassment. It very well could devolve into something similar, should the 85-year-old Judiciary Committee chairman offer too much deference to his political allies.

Avoiding a replay of 1991 would require Grassley to keep a short leash on his Republican colleagues, some of whom seem intent on rewarding professor\u00a0Christine Blasey Ford's bravery with harassment. It would require Grassley to, for a few hours, forget about his desire to ram Kavanaugh's confirmation through before November's elections, a goal purely rooted in partisan interests. It would require Grassley to be what he's always claimed to be \u2014 fair and interested in the truth, even as political pressure mounts to confirm Kavanaugh as soon as possible. Some have floated the idea of having staff do the questioning altogether due to fears about the hearing flying off the rails.\u00a0

Make no mistake, the infamous Judiciary Committee's 1991 grilling of Hill will endure long after all of its participants are gone. It's rife with disgusting attacks on Hill from a bipartisan panel wholly composed of white men. Chairman Joe Biden, D-Delaware, sat by as his committee castigated Hill. They asked if she \"asked for it.\" They alleged she was a \"scorned woman.\" They talked down to her in the way that's fueled the very #MeToo movement that's now washed up on Grassley's lap, a man who clearly sees packing the Supreme Court with reliable conservatives as a legacy definer.

As of Friday, attorneys for\u00a0Ford \u2014 who says Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school \u2014 were still negotiating with committee staff about the details of the hearing. Ford's legal team has outright rejected Grassley's offer for a hearing on Monday. Instead, they've said the case should be kicked to the FBI as it was in the Hill case. But they've also expressed an openness to a hearing later this week.

Thing is, many of Grassley's Republican colleagues are fixing for a fight. They believe committee Democrats intentionally withheld Ford's allegations in an effort to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation. Already, the likes of Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's No. 2 Republican and a member of the Judiciary Committee, are openly doubting Ford's recollections and intentions. President Donald Trump, who had remained uncharacteristically quiet about the matter, came out on Friday swinging, and has repeatedly indicated that Kavanaugh's resume somehow means Ford's story is fiction. And, for his part, Grassley's desire for haste resulted in his rejection of calls for FBI involvement, a courtesy extended to Anita Hill.\u00a0

Committee Republicans are angry. Democrats hope to stall, if not kill, Kavanaugh's nomination. The nation is in the midst of a feminist revolution that's fundamentally changed the lens through which matters such as these are viewed. And there are legitimate due process questions swirling around the entire Me Too movement with which society has yet to grapple.

Ford's hearing could be a waypoint on which historians look back when hoping to understand the United States in 2018.\u00a0

Grassley's four-decade congressional career is much more than his recent campaign to tilt federal courts rightward. He has, for much of his career, proven an honorable lawmakers. Even still, his bipartisan work on prison reform recalls a time before Grassley \u2014 pushed by the political winds \u2014 knelt to the tea party movement and embraced partisanship over stalwart independence.\u00a0

Grassley risks walking away with a stain on his record shared by the likes of Biden and then-Sen. Al Gore, who in 1985 found himself schooled\u00a0on the First Amendment by Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider. Especially farcical Senate hearings have a tendency\u00a0to stick within the public consciousness and live on as socially defining moments.\u00a0

Should Ford get her day\u00a0 \u2014 and Grassley should see to it she does \u2014 Iowa's long-time senator must ensure that she receive\u00a0a fair, respectful hearing. Grassley must set aside a partisan inclination\u00a0to reject her claims for political expedience, and he must be willing to shut down any sexist or victim-blaming attacks lobbed by his Republican colleagues.\u00a0

If he fails, the video of Ford's testimony will stain Grassley and every Iowan he represents for decades to come.\u00a0\u00a0

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Another satellite campus won't do it, Gov. Rauner. Only a fully-fledged, locally based public university will do if the Quad-Cities are to fully thrive in the modern economy.\u00a0

Here's a better idea \u2014 make Moline Western Illinois University's official home.

On Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner pitched his nebulous campaign proposal to expand University of Illinois with satellite campuses in Rockford, Peoria, Chicago and the Quad-Cities. Rauner was less than detailed when asked how the whole thing would work, especially regarding Macomb-based Western Illinois University, which now operates a satellite campus in Moline. Rauner's pitch was especially problematic since the state has starved its universities in recent years and it hinges not on bolstered state investment, but private donations from U of I's many \"billionaire alumni.\"

At the very least, Rauner correctly identified the link between public research schools and economic growth. Just ask officials in Pittsburgh, Austin and Albany, New York \u2014 all of which have leveraged research schools to create robust high-tech economies.\u00a0\u00a0

While the Quad-Cities touts two well-regarded private liberal arts schools, Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, the lack of a robust public four-year research university is, in a very real sense, perhaps the greatest limiter on the region's economic potential. The concept of relocating WIU might seem pie-in-the-sky on its face. But a similar argument is right now raging downstate, where officials in Edwardsville are tired of sitting second chair to Carbondale and its struggling Southern Illinois University main campus.\u00a0

Public research universities do more than provide high-paying jobs. They fuel private investment. They form research partnerships with private technology and medical firms. They ultimately result in growth that more than pays for the taxpayer investment. They've successfully re-made Rust Belt cities throughout the country, but only in instances where public universities receive the required public support.

And yet, for years, Illinois has bled its university system dry. West of the Mississippi River, University of Iowa is just too far afield to have a sweeping affect on the Quad-Cities economy.\u00a0And, as home to a satellite campus on the Illinois side, the Quad-Cities have gotten short shrift, particularly when the region's size is considered. A large public campus would serve well the region's two community colleges, too, providing local students eyeing a transfer even greater incentive to stay within the region.\u00a0

This issue, perhaps above all others, should be a rallying cry for Quad-Cities power brokers in business, politics and government alike. Make no mistake, it's a topic that's rumbled for years among that set, but is quickly rebuffed as far-fetched.\u00a0

In this instance, a strong dose of parochialism is precisely what the region needs.

Ditching Macomb wouldn't be an easy political lift for Rauner. It's a Republican stronghold. Rock Island County is a bastion of Democratic power and is likely to swing for Rauner's challenger, JB Prtizker. Yet, both Rauner and Pritzker would make serious inroads within the community if they proposed a public university befitting a region of this size.\u00a0

As it stands, Rauner's plan hinges on undefined private donations, which the state would struggle to match, especially due to Rauner's desire to rollback income taxes. A consolidation of WIU, however, would fit nicely into Rauner's goal of slashing state spending. In that way, it's even good by the taxpayer \u2014 at least those outside of Macomb.

Rauner's call for a U of I satellite in the Quad-Cities is noteworthy, but its utter lack of detail is cause for extreme skepticism. It's unclear how such a campus would integrate with WIU's extension campus in Moline. There's no plan for long-term funding. And, of note, the Quad-Cities are a recent addition to the idea that first included Rockford, Peoria and Chicago, the latter infuriating those connected to the public university there. The whole thing just might be little more than the flailing of a campaign in serious trouble.\u00a0 \u00a0

Yet Rauner has correctly linked modern economic growth with public universities. But his is a plan so complicated and vague that it's non-starter from the outset. By comparison, consolidating WIU would be a relatively straight-forward approach, one that could bolster the Quad-Cities for generations.\u00a0

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