A Buffalo man faces as many as 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in connection with a shooting in Davenport in August.
Willie James Hicks Jr., 20, pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing a firearm made from shotgun and rifle in U.S. District Court, Davenport.
He will be sentenced July 23.
According to a plea agreement filed Tuesday:
Around 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Davenport police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of North Main Street.
Police located a maroon Pontiac Grand Am driven by Hicks and attempted to stop the vehicle.
Hicks led police on a pursuit through residential neighborhoods and reached speeds of up to 52 mph. Officers were able to block the vehicle in and Hicks, Zoe Ogden, 19, Jarrett Anthony Bonnell, and Kevon Jackson, both 17, were arrested.
A rifle with a defaced serial number and a shotgun were found on the front passenger floorboard.
Police also found four 12-gauge shotgun shells, a shaving bag containing 24 additional 12-gauge rounds, 18 .22 caliber long rounds of ammunition, one spend .22 caliber long casing, four cellphones, 2.9 grams of methamphetamine, 2.25 grams of marijuana and a digital scale.
Ogden told police that she was driving the car when one of the passengers shot at a rival gang member with the rifle. She said she knew there were firearms — both of which had been modified — in the vehicle and that she purchased the shotgun and knew that the barrel was shortened some time later.
She also admitted she bought 100 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition for the shotgun and she had the shotgun in a bag when she and Hicks transported it in and out of the residence they shared.
Hicks admitted that they chased the rival gang member he does not like and that the modified rifle was held out of the window as they drove.
He said he owned the modified shotgun and that he had it shortened by someone in Davenport. Hicks said the rifle belonged to one of the other passengers.
Ogden, also of Buffalo, pleaded guilty in January to receiving and possessing a firearm made from shotgun and rifle and will be sentenced May 21.
In January, Bonnell was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and unauthorized possession of weapons in Scott County District Court. He was transported to the Anamosa State Penitentiary Juvenile Offender Unit, where he will stay until he turns 18, according to court documents.
He then will be transferred to the Iowa Medical and Classifications Center in Oakdale, according to court documents.
Jackson in December was found guilty of intimidation with a dangerous weapon in Scott County juvenile court and was placed in the State Training School for Boys in Eldora.