A Davenport man was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to hire an undercover detective to kill a family member set to testify against him.
According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Eric William Weeks, 36, was arrested on charges of solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit arson.
He was in the Scott County Jail on a $100,000 bond Saturday.
According to the sheriff's department, Mr. Weeks allegedly contacted and attempted to hire an undercover detective to commit murder and arson against a family member. He is accused of communicating with the detective by phone and later while he was an inmate in the Scott County Jail.
Mr. Weeks allegedly offered to pay the undercover detective.
The sheriff's department said Mr. Weeks intention was to keep a family member from testifying against him.
According to the online Scott County Jail inmate listing, and Iowa court records, Mr. Weeks was in custody on multiple felony charges of enticing a child, lascivious acts with a child, 2nd degree and 3rd degree sex abuse and violation of domestic no contact orders.
The case remains under investigation. The sheriff's department released no further details Saturday.
Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line. 1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.