Man wanted for escape captured after chase in Davenport

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Micah Bates, image from Davenport Police Department

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A man wanted for escape by the Iowa Department of Corrections was captured after a police chase.

A 911 call about a man with a gun sent officers to the 900 block of Sylvan Avenue, according to a statement from the Davenport Police Department.  The call came in around 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016.

The suspect ended up leaving the scene in a red Ford Ranger, the statement said.

According to the police statement, 28-year-old Micah Bates was found in the 100 block of Tremont Avenue, about two miles north of the initial call.

“Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect however he failed to stop and led police on a brief vehicle pursuit,” read the statement.

Bates ended up getting out of the truck and ran off, the statement said.  He was arrested in the 2500 block of Brady Street.

Police said Bates was wanted by the Iowa Department of Corrections-Oakdale for escape, first-degree theft, habitual offender property, and tampering with a witness or juror.

More charges were expected after officers complete their investigation.



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