4th suspect in 2020 homicide behind bars Tuesday night

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Derrick Hargrett (from Scott County Jail inmate listing.)

A 35-year-old Rockford, Ill., man faces a murder charge in connection with a 2020 Davenport homicide.

Derrick Hargrett faces felony charges of first-degree murder, conspiring to commit a forcible felony, first-degree robbery and felon in possession of a firearm, according to records at Scott County Jail, where he was booked at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday after he was arrested on a warrant.

The 2020 homicide

In 2020, the Davenport Police Criminal Investigation Division charged four people, including Hargrett, in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation into the death of 45-year-old Sylvester Eddings, Moline. The homicide happened Aug. 22 on the 6500 block of North Harrison Street, police said.

Also facing charges are:

  • Damarcus Liddell, 34, of Coal Valley, who faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and conspiracy to commit a felony. He is in custody in Scott County Jail. Liddell originally was charged with first-degree burglary, which was changed after new information was obtained, police said earlier.
  • Cordell McDowell, 33, also of Coal Valley, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. He was held for a time in Muscatine County Jail, then transferred to the custody of U. S. Marshals, jail officials told Local 4 News on Tuesday night.
  • Taneshia Coleman, 38, of Davenport, also faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. She is being held in Scott County Jail.

Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will provide updates as the case develops.

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