Davenport Police Officer Stabbed In Face While Trying To Make Arrest
The streets of Davenport were filled with chaos early Thursday morning as a police officer was brutally attacked in the 2800 block of Diehn Avenue.
The Traffic Stop
Police were looking for Cheatheam because he’d fled a traffic stop at about 1:18 a.m. at the HyVee at 3019 Rockingham Road, court records state.
Police attempted the stop on a 2001 white Ford Mustang that was illegally parked in a handicapped zone in the store parking lot and was suspected of casing other vehicles in the area.
When officers located Cheatheam near Diehn Ave, he brandished a knife with a blade more than 5 inches long and proceeded to stab the officer in the nose during a struggle.
The severity of the attack left the officer requiring five stitches to close the facial injury, with a risk of permanent disfigurement.
Fortunately, officers were able to take Cheatheam into custody Thursday night and set a $41,600 bond.
Scott County authorities have charged Cheatheam with willful injury causing serious injury, two counts of assault on persons in certain occupations, three counts of interference with official acts, use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime, eluding and driving while barred, court records state.
His court dates were not yet available.