Jonathan Behan Jr. made his first court appearance Saturday morning at the Scott County Courthouse.
He was charged with First Degree Murder and First Degree Robbery.
Behan’s next court date is July 5th at 2 P.M.
A Davenport teenager has been charged with murder after a 19-year old man fell from his truck and died.
According to Davenport Police, 17 year old Jonathan Behan, Jr. of Davenport has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Robbery. The victim has been identified as 19 year old Aaron Cotton, also of Davenport.
Police say last night around 10:30 Behan took marijuana from Cotton without paying. Behan tried to flee the scene in his truck, but the victim clung to the vehicle. Police say Behan then drove for 5 to 6 blocks accelerating and driving in a zig zag pattern. That action caused the victim to fall, where he sustained fatal injuries.
Behan is currently in jail.
“It was a scary situation,” said one neighbor. “I didn’t know what to do, so I just made sure everyone came out here and got someone to help him.”
Cedric Kennedy and his daughter Cetasia had gone to the gas station just five minutes before a late night tragedy in their quiet neighborhood.
“On our way back from the store my brother saw a body laying on the ground,” Cedric Kennedy said. “I run up and see someone laying there. I’m like, ‘Hey, hey… you’re in the middle of the street. Are you okay?’ He wasn’t responding.”
Davenport police say it happened around 10:30 Thursday night. They responded to a neighborhood near Wood Intermediate School to find a man laying dead in the road.
Investigators say the man was clinging to the side of a truck before the accident.
Neighbors say the truck was speeding through their neighborhood. According to police, the man then fell off and struck the pavement — killing him.
Cetasia explained, “I didn’t think it was that big because you’ve never seen something like that happen in this neighborhood.”
“It hits home, of course,” her father continued. “It’s right outside your door”
“No life is any different from any other one. Every life is the same. It doesn’t matter. Everyone learns from someone that doesn’t have a chance to wake up in the morning. It’s pretty hard, it’s pretty hard.”
Police are still looking for the truck driver.
The name of the victim who died has not been released.
Davenport police say a man was found dead in the street Thursday night after falling from a moving truck.
Officers were called to the 2100 block of West 58th street around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, after reports of an unresponsive man lying in the street.
Police say the man had been clinging to the side of a moving truck before he fell. Now they are looking for the driver of that truck.
If you have any information about the driver’s identity, you are asked to contact Davenport Police.