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Scott County Sheriff's Office
Scott County Sheriff's Office

A scary moment for the employees of Green Buick GMC happened Thursday happened. According to KWQC, a Rock Island man crashed his vehicle into a Davenport car dealership and continued to drive through the dealership Thursday afternoon.

According to Scott County, Ronald W. Nicodeums, 62 of Rock Island, was arrested and booked into the Scott County Jail Thursday night after driving a vehicle into and through the Green Buick GMC located at 3210 East Kimberly Road in Davenport. According to the Scott County Jail records, Nicodeums has been charged with the following:

  • One count of first-degree burglary
    • Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison
  • One count of first-degree criminal mischief
    • Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison
  • Six counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon
    • Aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years in prison.

Scott County Jail records says Nicodeums also was cited for reckless driving.

As of 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, Nicodeums remains in jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. He had a pretrial conference Sept. 4, court records show.

This is what happened on Thursday afternoon according to arrest affidavits obtained by KWQC:

"Davenport officers responded at 4:17 p.m. to Green Buick GMC, 3210 E. Kimberly Road, for a report of a disturbance.

Nicodeums came to the dealership earlier and asked for money and a free oil change from employees. The manager declined his request and told him several times to leave.

He then got into his 2011 Chevrolet Cruz and left a parking spot at a high rate of speed, causing the tires to squeal.

Nicodeums then intentionally crashed his car through the south standard entry doors of the dealership by putting it in reverse and repeatedly colliding with the doors approximately three times before finally gaining access to the building.

He continued to drive through the business where several employees and customers were present. Nicodeums ran the car into several desks, walls, and one of the dealership’s vehicles.

He continued through the building and broke through the north exit doors with his front bumper."


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