High speed chase across Rock Island, Davenport ends in crash, arrest

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase and ultimately crashing into a parking garage.

The trouble started in Rock Island earlier in the evening, according to the Rock Island Police Department.

Police linked 20-year-old Zaccheus Nathaniel Hayes with a crash in Rock Island around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.  At 9th Street and 26th Avenue investigators found an abandoned vehicle that had been shot at.  Another person who was involved in the crash was treated for injuries and released.

Hayes, from Rock Island, was found driving near 17th Street and 20 1/2 Avenue around 10:40 p.m.  Officers tried to stop the driver, but a chase moved into Iowa.

Davenport police responded to the Centennial Bridge to assist the Rock Island Police Department in a chase across the river, according to multiple criminal complaints. The suspect's vehicle was seen going at least 90 mph going from the bridge to Gaines Street, which is a 35 mph zone.

Hayes was wanted in connection with battery with a firearm in Rock Island, the complaints state.

As the chase went on, Hayes discarded the firearm, a .357 magnum revolver in the 500 block of W Locust Street. The gun was found with one spent shell casing and five live rounds.

Photo courtesy of Bridget Nicole - 4/18/19

The pursuit finally came to an end when the Hayes lost control of his vehicle on a wet street downtown Davenport, the complaints say. The vehicle crashed into Redstone Parking Ramp on 101 Main St. Hayes attempted to flee on foot, but police quickly arrested him. An onlooker captured this photo (left) of the accident.

Hayes is charged with interference with a firearm and eluding police, both felony charges, as well as several misdemeanor charges.

He is being held at Scott County Jail on $150,000 bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 309-762-9500.

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