Lavonta Lee Baker, 18, is accused of driving a vehicle that was involved in a shooting in June.
Baker, of Davenport, was booked in the Scott County Jail Tuesday on one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. His bond was set at $10,000 cash-only on Wednesday.
Baker has a preliminary hearing July 26.
At 11:30 p.m. June 26, Davenport police responded to the 600 block of East 8th Street for a report of shots fired, according to an arrest affidavit.
The victim, a woman, identified Baker as the driver a newer model beige Kia SUV while the front seat passenger, Kash Deshun Lee, intentionally fired several rounds from a 9mm handgun at her and her home.
The woman was outside when the shooting began, according to the affidavit.
Her home was hit three times. The woman and another witness saw the vehicle traveling without its lights on during and immediately following the shooting.
Lee, 17, of Davenport, was arrested and charged in June with intimidation with a dangerous weapon. He remains in custody awaiting arraignment on July 25.
Baker already has been convicted for participating in violent criminal activity. At age 14, he was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, and fourth-degree theft when in 2016 he and four others robbed the QC Mart at 3469 Middle Road, Bettendorf, and then robbed a Kwik Stop in Davenport.
According to Scott County District Court documents, Baker and accomplices entered the store, and one of the others pointed a handgun at the store employee and demanded money. The employee complied. The person with the gun also ordered the employee to open the safe, but the employee could not.
A second of Baker’s co-defendants took the cash tray and placed the money in a bag. The bag contained about $300 in cash. Also taken were numerous packages of Swisher Sweets cigars.
While two of Baker’s co-defendants were at the counter with cash register, two others fled the store. Baker held the door until the other two conspirators fled the store too.
Later in Davenport, the five wore items over their faces when they entered a Kwik Shop in Davenport. One of the conspirators pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. They fled the store in a silver Kia and were caught by Davenport police after a vehicle pursuit.
Two of the people involved confessed and admitted to their roles in the robberies and implicated the others.
Baker had just completed the eighth grade at J. B. Young Intermediate School in Davenport. According to court documents he was making high grades, had played football and was a percussionist in the school band.
Baker pleaded guilty in juvenile court to two counts of second-degree robbery, and in November 2016 was placed in the custody and guardianship of the Iowa Department of Human Services for placement at the Iowa State Training School in Eldora, Iowa.
That case was discharged in September of 2017.
Lee's trouble was more recent — he pleaded guilty in May to one count each of first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.
In that case, Lee met with someone in the parking lot of the Davenport Skate Park, 905 W. River Dr., to conduct a sales transaction for $250, according to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Aric Robinson.
As the two sat in a car, the person handed Lee $250 and Lee pulled a handgun and stole the money.
Lee then left the vehicle and fired several shots at it as it tried to get away.
Lee was sentenced to five years probation on each of the charges to which he pleaded guilty. A motion has been filed to have Lee's probation revoked given the new shooting charge.