Guns found after Davenport police chase ends in wreck on I-74

DAVENPORT, Iowa- Three men have been arrested and two guns were found after a high-speed chase in Davenport.

On Tuesday, February 5, Davenport Police officers attempted to stop a van in the area of Spruce Hills Drive and Utica Ridge Road.

Police believed the men in the van were wanted on gun charges. They say the van did not pull over for a marked police car with visual and audible emergency lights on.

The van took off and police gave chase. The chase ended at the Grant Street on-ramp to the I-74 Bridge when police stopped the van with a PIT maneuver.

The chase reached speeds in excess of 25 MPH over the posted speed limit.

The three men in the van were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Traffic was rerouted for 45 minutes while police investigated the scene.

Two handguns were found in the van.

Quinton Howard, 34, of Davenport, has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, harassment first-degree, and intimidation with a weapon. The other two men are still at the hospital and additional charges are pending.

Paul Howard was also arrested and charged with the following charges:

Felon in possession, trafficking stolen firearms, eluding, driving while barred, driving while suspended, reckless driving, intrastate warrant (probation violation for felon in possession, criminal mischief 2nd, and harassment 1st) Davenport warrant (dus).

During the chase, an uninvolved car was struck by the van at the intersection of Middle Road and 23rd Street.

There was minor damage to the car but no injuries were reported.

Three Davenport Police cars were also damaged during the chase.

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