Police arrest suspect after Friday assault; victim suffers severe injuries

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UPDATE: A 31-year-old Davenport man faces charges of willful injury and interference with official acts after an assault Friday afternoon that left a victim with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Davenport Police, Firefighters and Medic EMS responded to the 200 block of Scott Street for a report of an assault, according to a news release from Davenport Police.

Officers found a man who had suffered serious injuries. A suspect had left the scene before officers arrived, the release says.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time, the release says.

Shortly before 4 p.m., Jaret Peck was found in a nearby apartment complex and taken into custody without incident.

The victim was transported to Genesis Medical Center – East Campus, with serious, lift-threatening injuries and later was transferred to University Hospitals, Iowa City.

Peck was booked into Scott County Jail at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to jail records.

EARLIER: Police took one person into custody near the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, after a report of an assault in the area of 3rd and Scott streets shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

First, our Local 4 News crew saw emergency responders at 3rd and Scott streets, where one person was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Then a crime scene technician arrived at the scene, and took photos in the second story of a building with apartments.

Moments later, police arrived at the Freight House, where officers were stationed outside and used a ladder truck to survey the roof and a possible suspect in the assault, police said.

About 4 p.m., officers took a man into custody in front of the Freight House.

Police told Local 4 News the victims was transported to University Hospitals, Iowa City.

We do not know the identity of the suspect, or whether charges are pending.

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