Police say Davenport man pistol-whipped victim, stolen gun found

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - An 18-year-old man from Davenport is being charged with Assault While Displaying a Weapon after police say he pistol-whipped a woman while she tried to protect someone.

On Monday, Oct. 15, police were called to the area of Scott Street and West 11th Street just after 5 p.m. for a weapons complaint. Upon arrival, police say a victim and a separate witness said 18-year-old Juan Rosales used a gun to hit the victim in the face after she tried to prevent Rosales from assaulting a nearby witness.

Official documents state Rosales and another suspect were there during this incident and the other suspect helped facilitate the assault by pushing the victim before she was hit. Police say they were informed that suspect also had a pistol. The victim and witness knew both Rosales and the other suspect.

Later on in the evening, just before 9 p.m., police were patrolilng the area of 2000 West 6th Street when an officer spotted Rosales in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Officials say Rosales is a suspect in other weapons calls during the day and had active charges pending from those incidents. Police say Rosales then ran from the vehicle and went inside a home where he was taken into custody.

Officers did a consent search of the vehicle and located a stolen handgun. Police tell TV6 that handgun was reported stolen out of a car on Monday, Oct. 15. in the 1700 block of East 32nd Street just after 9:30 a.m.

Rosales is being charged with Assault While Displaying a Weapon and Conspiracy, both misdemeanors and Trafficking Stolen Weapons, a felony. He is being held on $9,000 bond.

TV6 previously reported on Juan Rosales after an arrest was made in connection with a stolen vehicle. Police say he was found hiding in a bush after a vehicle accident earlier this month.