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, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.