Bystander hurt in crash during Davenport police pursuit
A Davenport motorist was hurt when their vehicle was struck by a van driven by a 17-year-old being pursued by police.
The chase began when neighborhood enforcement officers from the Davenport Police Department said they saw 17-year-old Cazmiere Deshawn Graves leaving the Goose Creek Heights area. Graves was wanted for felony assault and gun charges.
Police said they tried to pull over Graves as he drove a blue van on Veterans Parkway west of Eastern Avenue. Graves allegedly refused to stop and a pursuit began.
Police said Graves drove south on Eastern Avenue and crashed into another vehicle at Shamrock. The driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Graves was arrested. Police said in addition to his outstanding warrants, they would file new charges against Graves including possession of a controlled substance, felony eluding, reckless driving, driving under suspension and failing to maintain control of a vehicle.
Graves was held in the Scott County Jail.