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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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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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The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement that includes Louisa and Muscatine counties in Iowa.

At 11:50 a.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms located along a line extending from Olin to 7 miles northeast of Richland.

Movement was east at 55 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Muscatine, Washington, Tipton, West Branch, Wapello, Columbus Junction, Durant, Mechanicsville, Stanwood, Marion, Coralville, North Liberty, Mount Vernon, West Liberty, Wilton, Kalona, Lisbon and Solon.

This includes the following highways: Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 228 and 278 and Interstate 380 between mile markers 1 and 17.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They can relay your report to the National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities.

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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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Davenport Police have released the names of the two pedestrians who were struck and killed Thursday night by a vehicle on Brady Street.

Dead are: Merle Rudd, 46, and Edward Mahedy, 56, both of Davenport.

At 10:30 p.m., Thursday Davenport Police, Davenport Fire, and Medic EMS responded to a crash that involved a single vehicle and two pedestrians near the intersection of 65th and Brady streets.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the involved vehicle and the two pedestrians in the north bound lanes of Brady Street south of 65th Street.

The two pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene.\u00a0

The driver of the vehicle was interviewed at the scene.

The investigation, conducted by the Davenport Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit, is still ongoing.

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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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WATERLOO, Iowa \u2014 An Oklahoma man told a Black Hawk County jury Tuesday that the stepfather of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis said that he killed the girl during a drunken tirade in April 1999.

Arnold Pappas, a former neighbor of Lewis' mother, Sheri McCormick and then-husband Joseph \"Ace\" Glenn, was one of several witnesses called to testify by the attorneys for Stanley Liggins, the man accused of killing the girl on Sept. 17, 1990.

Lewis' burning body was found in a grassy field near Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport. Prosecutors say she was sexually abused and strangled before being doused with gasoline and set on fire.

Liggins, an acquaintance of the Glenns, has been tried and convicted twice in the girl's death. Both convictions have been overturned. His third trial, underway now, was moved from Scott County to Black Hawk County because of extensive pretrial publicity.

Witnesses have said that Liggins was at the Glenn family's Rock Island home the night Lewis was killed and that he sent her to buy him a pack of gum from a nearby liquor store.

Two witnesses\u00a0\u2014 one of whom once dated Liggins\u00a0\u2014 testified that the maroon Peugeot he was driving smelled like gasoline the day after Lewis was found.

Black Hawk County public defenders Aaron Hawbaker and Nichole Watt, who began presenting their case Friday, have sought to show the jury that law enforcement launched a \"misguided investigation\" that directly targeted Liggins and that they failed to follow up on information that pointed to other suspects, such as Glenn.

Pappas, who testified Tuesday via video, said he lived near the Glenns in Moline in April 1999. He told the jury about one incident when Glenn had come up to his yard and was \"just arguing with everyone.\"

He said he asked Glenn to leave more than once. At some point, Glenn said that he would \"kill all of us\" like he killed his daughter and that \"we didn't mean anything to him.\"

Glenn appeared drunk, Pappas testified.

He previously testified about the incident in a June 1999 in a post-conviction hearing in Scott County District Court.

Pappas testified then that after Glenn made the threat about killing his daughter, he amended it and said, \"they killed my daughter.\"

When questioned Tuesday by Scott County Attorney Mike Walton, Pappas said he did not remember that statement.

Another neighbor, Lori Gomez, also testified in 1999 that she heard Glenn make a similar threat during the incident with Pappas.

Her prior testimony was read into the record because Gomez was unavailable for trial.

McCormick testified Tuesday that Glenn was \"drunk\" during the incident with Pappas but said she did not recall that he made any statements about Lewis' murder.

When asked by Walton about the alleged statement made by Glenn, McCormick said, \"he would never say that.\"

Also Tuesday, the jury heard an audio tape of a police interview with McCormick, who mentioned that an individual or individuals had taken their dog and had chased Lewis home after she got off the bus from school about a month before her death.

McCormick testified that she did not recall making those statements. When questioned by Walton, she said she had been distraught when talking to police and, when asked whether she could think of anyone who would have hurt her daughter, said \"I was thinking anybody, anything.\"

Retired Davenport police officer Rich Lindbom, who interviewed Glenn twice, said he did not remember Glenn making similar statements about the incident involving the dog and Lewis and that nothing about it was included in his report.

He said he did not know whether anyone else interviewed Glenn during the investigation.

Hawbaker and Watt rested their case Tuesday. Liggins chose not to testify. Liggins is not obligated to testify or present any evidence because prosecutors have the burden to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. His decision not to testify cannot be held against him when the jury deliberates.

Closing arguments will begin Wednesday morning.

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