A Davenport man is behind bars in connection with an arson case from July.
On Wednesday, July 20 at approximately 5:28 a.m., the Davenport Fire Department responded to a report of possible arson inside an occupied home in the 1500 block of Washington Street, according to a news release and arrest affidavits.
The structure involved was a two-story single-family home. Fire investigators located remnants of an incendiary device that was thrown into a window and exploded. The front of the house and living room sustained moderate damage. No injuries were reported by civilians or firefighters, a news release says..
During the investigation, Davenport Fire investigators determined the incendiary device was intentionally set. It was also determined that two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, along with Spenser Barton, 31, of Davenport, had intentionally thrown an incendiary device into a house, causing damage. All three were arrested and charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The status of the juveniles is unknown as of Thursday. The incident remains under investigation by the Davenport Fire Marshal’s Office and any additional information regarding this incident will be released by the fire marshal.
Barton is being held on $25,000 cash-only bond in Scott County Jail, according to court records. He is set to appear Sept. 9 at a preliminary hearing in Scott County Jail.