Rock Island man awaits sentencing following chase in downtown Davenport

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 7/22: Court records show that Zaccheus Hayes, the man charged after a police chase ended in Davenport in April, has entered a plea deal.

Documents show that Hayes plead guilty to Eluding while Participating in a Felony and Felon in Possession of Firearm in violation. The other two counts were dropped.

Hayes is expected in court for sentencing on August 29, 2019.

ORIGINAL 4/17: One person was taken to the hospital after a police chase ended in downtown Davenport Wednesday night.

That person has been identified as 20-year-old Zaccheus Hayes, of Rock Island. Police say Hayes was treated, released and then was taken into police custody after a police chase that began in Rock Island.

The chase began in Rock Island after police were trying to pursue the vehicle from a confirmed shots fired call in the city of Rock Island, which police say was in connection with an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm in Rock Island (Forcible Felony).

Documents show the pursuit traveled into Davenport on the Centennial Bridge and then into the downtown area of Davenport.

According to officials, Hayes failed to stop for multiple Rock Island police vehicles who had their emergency lights on and audible sirens as they crossed the Centennial Bridge into Iowa.

Officials say Hayes was going approximately 90-95 mph as he continued onto Gaines Street, which is a 35 mph zone.

During the chase officials say Hayes violated multiple traffic laws by driving in a reckless manner, running red lights at high rates of speed and traveling the wrong way on a highly traveled street and area in the downtown area. Officials say Hayes was also driving without a valid license, valid insurance and expired plates on the vehicle.

Documents show that Hayes continued to elude officers in residential areas and the pursuit ended when Hayes lost control of the vehicle on wet pavement while going at a high rate of speed. Following this, Hayes crashed into the corner of the Red Stone Parking Ramp. Officials say Hayes then attempted to leave the scene.

Police say Hayes was in possession of a .357 revolver during the above-listed incident in Rock Island and during the pursuit. Officials also say Hayes discarded the gun after the pursuit but police were able to locate the gun which only had one spent shell casing and five live rounds.

Hayes is prohibited from possessing a gun due to prior charges including two Residential Burglary charges; one from 2013 and one from 2015, and then a Robbery/Felony Theft in 2015.

TV6 was on the scene as a man and woman approached officers yelling “that’s my brother” and asking about his condition following the incident.

Hayes is being charged with Carrying Weapons, Driving without Valid License, Failure to Maintain Control, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, One-way roadways and Rotary Traffic Islands, Reckless Driving, Strike Fixture, and Violation Financial Liability, all misdemeanors and two felony counts; one for Eluding and one for Interference with a Firearm.

He is being held on a secured bond of $5,000.

Rock Island police have also filed charges against Hayes. According to a news release, officers were called to the area of 9th Street and 26th Avenue for a reported vehicle accident. Officers found one vehicle, which had been shot at and was abandoned.

Police were later notified that the driver of the vehicle was at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was eventually treated and released.

Police say Hayes reportedly rammed the victim vehicle several times before firing a shot into the vehicle. Officers located Hayes driving in the area of 17th St. 20 ½ Avenue. But when they attempted to stop him, he took off and headed into Davenport.

Hayes is charged with the following:

Ct. 1 - 2 counts of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding
Ct. 2 - 1 count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

Bond has been set at $150,000,

This is a developing news story. This page will be updated with more information as we get it.