Davenport man facing charges in connection with shooting in January

Emmanuel Lance Howard, 20, of Davenport, faces two counts of intimidation with a dangerous...
Emmanuel Lance Howard, 20, of Davenport, faces two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, and one count of possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, a Class D felony.(KWQC/Scott County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport man who has pending gun cases in Illinois and Iowa faces new charges after police say he shot at a vehicle, injuring two people, in January.

Emmanuel Lance Howard, 20, was booked into the Scott County around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, and one count of possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, a Class D felony.

Bail was set Friday morning at $20,000 cash-only. He has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 19.

Davenport officers responded at 3:48 p.m. Jan. 24 to a shooting at West 12th and Harrison streets.

According to an arrest affidavit, Howard fired multiple times at a vehicle that had two people inside. One of the occupants suffered injuries caused by discharged rounds striking the windshield and was treated at a local hospital.

The second person suffered a gunshot wound to his upper right shoulder and was also treated at a local hospital.

According to the affidavit, he was arrested on Jan. 30 by Rock Island police and was in possession of a firearm with ammunition matching the spent casings located at the scene of the Davenport incident.

According to the affidavit, Howard has a prior conviction for intimidation with a dangerous weapon in Scott County and cannot own or possess a firearm or ammunition.

Rock Island County court records show Howard is charged with felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the Jan. 30 incident.

He waived extradition on Feb. 4 and agreed to return to Iowa on the new charges, court records show.

Howard was arrested in November in Scott County and charged with possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon.

He posted $5,000 through a bail bond company and was released from jail on Dec. 3, court records show.

A judge revoked his pretrial release Friday and set bail at $5,000 cash-only. He has a pretrial conference on March 12, court records show.

Howard also has a pending charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor, in a separate Scott County case.

In March 2018, he was arrested on charges of attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection with a gunfire incident in Muscatine.

According to an arrest affidavit on March 25, 2018, Howard was involved in a disturbance at a home.

Before leaving, he fired a shot while a passenger of a vehicle, according to the affidavit.

A man and his mother were standing on an elevated porch near the doorway of the home, and a bullet struck the door, according to the affidavit.

He pleaded guilty in May 2018 to intimidation with a weapon, a Class D felony, and was later sentenced to five years in prison.

Online Iowa Department of Corrections records shows he was released from prison in late January 2020.

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