A Davenport man is behind bars Monday morning after police say he assaulted a female employee of a Davenport convenience store with a stun gun and tried to assault a second female employee with the same device Sunday night.
Jacob Mitchell, 27, last known address in the 1600 block of Ripley Street, faces charges of going armed with intent, a Class D felony; assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor; carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor; domestic abuse assault, a serious misdemeanor; and third-degree criminal mischief, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Bond was at $10,000 cash or surety Monday morning. He has a preliminary hearing April 25, court records show.
At 9:16 p.m. Sunday, Davenport police responded to the Kiwik Shop, 303 W. Locust St., for a report of an employee who had been assaulted by a man.
Police say in arrest affidavits filed Monday in Scott County Court that Mitchell had a stun gun and used it on a female employee “with the intent to cause serious injury.
He tried to use the same device on another female employee but she was able to get away.
Mitchell does not have a permit or legal authority to possess or carry the stun gun, according to the affidavits.
While investigating the incident, officers learned of a physical domestic incident that occurred between Mitchell and his mother’s boyfriend.
Police said Monday that Mitchell had a knife and possibly assaulted the man with it. Mitchell’s mother stepped in to try and break up the fight and was injured, according to police.
According to the affidavits, the woman was struck in the face and head multiple times by Mitchell and suffered a cut to the inside of her mouth and bruising around her right knee.
Mitchell also intentionally knocked over a flat screen TV, damaging it, according to the affidavits.
He ran to the Kwik Shop after the incident, police say. His mother’s boyfriend left the scene prior to police arriving.
Police said Monday that they are following up to determine whether a stabbing occurred.