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3 charged after pursuit through streets of Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline
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3 charged after pursuit through streets of Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline

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Three men face charges after leading police on a chase that began in east Davenport and ended in Moline.

It all began around 8:40 p.m., Tuesday, when Davenport police were called to the 1400 block of Bridge Avenue for a report of three men threatening a person with guns, according to a news release from the Davenport Police Department.

The three fled in a vehicle. A description of the vehicle was provided to responding officers. Shortly thereafter officers located it and attempted to stop it.

A chase ensued. The pursuit traveled east through Davenport and entered Bettendorf. At Middle Road it headed east on Interstate 74 into Moline, police said.

In the 700 block of 19th St., Moline, police officers utilized a pursuit intervention technique to stop the vehicle.

The three men ran away and were apprehended a short time later.

Two guns were confiscated from the car.

The following charges were filed in Illinois as a result of this incident:

• Austen Michael Thomas, 22, of Davenport, was charged with aggravated resisting, a class 4 felony.

• Isiah Dominique Butler, 22, of Davenport, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated fleeing and eluding, a class 4 felony.

• Kenyon D. Pulliam, 21, of Moline, was charged with resisting arrest and on a robbery warrant out of Rock Island County.

All three were transported to Trinity Hospital in Rock Island and treated for minor injuries. One police officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the foot pursuit and apprehension.

Charges from the initial incident are pending.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Davenport Police Department at 563 326-6125, submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 Tips” mobile app or submit a tip online at “”.

Quad-City Times​



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