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Davenport police arrest escaped inmate with gun who forced school lock down

DAVENPORT -- Police have arrested a man in connection to an incident near West High School Wednesday morning that forced the lock down of the high school, nearby Wilson Elementary and the Fairmount Branch of the Davenport Public Library for precautionary measures.

The lock downs were issued  when a "subject with a gun" was reported in the 1300 block of Waverly Road.  Officers were responded to the area around 8:30 a.m., but were unable to find the subject at that time.

Davion M. Burge, 21, of Davenport, was arrested in the 2100 block of Emerald Drive around 12:30 p.m. He was picked up on a warrant for escaping from an Iowa Department of Corrections Residential Facility. Capt. Jane Imming confirmed that Burge was the individual reported with a gun. The release, however, has not indicated whether Burge has been charged in connection with the Wednesday morning incident. It does say that detectives are still investigating.

According to court records, Burge escaped from the 7th Judicial District residential facility on Main Street in Davenport. This is the same facility convicted murderer John Mohr walked away from in late August, before being re-arrested on Aug. 27.