Final two Mary Davis escapees arrested after Davenport shots fired incident

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- Two teenagers who escaped a Galesburg juvenile detention center in November were arrested after reports of shots fired in Davenport Thursday.

The two teenagers were a part of a group of five who escaped Mary Davis Detention Home in Galesburg, Illinois on Nov. 13, according to a statement from the Davenport Police Department. All five escapees have now been captured.

Police responded to a report of gunfire in the 1400 block of West Locust Street in Davenport just after 5 p.m. Dec. 5, 2019. Police found a firearm while searching the area.

Officers tried to stop one of the teens in the 1500 block of West Pleasant Street during the investigation, but said he ran from police. After a short chase, police said they detained and arrested the juvenile.

Police say they also searched a home nearby thought to be involved in the incident. They said that is where they found two additional firearms and arrested the second, and final, teen.

 Lamode Ramerus Lathan-Burge, 18, from Davenport was also arrested with the fifth teen. He is being charged with a robbery from Nov. 27, 2019 in the 1600 block of Rockingham Road. Davenport Police said Lathan-Burge and one of the juveniles held a victim at gunpoint and stole his car.

One of the teens from last night's arrest was taken to the Scott County jail. The other was taken to a juvenile detention center.

There were no reported injuries.

Police ask those with additional information about these incidences to contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or to submit an anonymous tip on the “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola” apps.

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