Man charged in Davenport armed robbery

A Davenport man is behind bars in connection to a May armed robbery.

On Sunday, 25 year old Deandre Julian Hensley, was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon.

Davenport Police say the robbery happened just after 5:00 the night of May 10 in the 1300 block of Judson Street, where Hensley got into the backseat of a vehicle while an unnamed co-defendant stood at the driver’s side window. Both reportedly showed guns and demanded money from the driver.

Once the pair found out there was no money in the car, they got out of the vehicle. Investigators say as the driver left the area, the vehicle was struck by gunfire. The driver also was hit in the arm by the shots.

Hensley has a prior conviction for felon in possession of a firearm and failure to affix drug tax stamp and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

Around 2 p.m. Sunday, Davenport officers conducted surveillance on a 2020 Volkswagon Arteon that was driven by Hensley. According to an arrest affidavit, the vehicle was reported stolen out of Oak Lawn, Illinois, on May 20th.

Police say the vehicle was stopped at the Shell gas station at 3622 Brady St. and Hensley was subsequently charged with first-degree theft..

The front-seat passenger in the vehicle, 24 year old Kylea Dapri Cartwright, of Bettendorf, also was charged with first-degree theft and possession of a controlled substance. Online jail records show he posted $11,000 through a bail bond company and was released from the jail around 7:30 Sunday night. Cartwright has not been charged in connection with the armed robbery in May.

Davenport police said Monday the investigation is ongoing and Hensley is the only person arrested in the robbery case at this point.

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