Police say Moline man seriously injured a detective during Wednesday arrest

A 23 year old Moline man has been arrested on five felony charges after police accuse him of multiple incidents, including injuring a detective.

Police say Zakary Veach was spotted by officers in the 1800 block of Avenue of the Cities on Wednesday. Police say Veach had previously evaded officers on January 15th, 16th and 18th.

Officers tried to pull Veach over for a traffic violation on Wednesday, however, police say he drove away. They say about an hour and a half later, police found Veach in the parking lot of Hardees on 16th Street and Avenue of the Cities. Police say officers and detectives were blocking his vehicle in the parking lot when Veach rammed a squad car. They say Veach left his vehicle and ran from the scene.

Detectives were able to capture Veach near Country Style Ice Cream in the 2100 block of 16th Street. Police say during the arrest, Veach seriously injured a Moline Police detective. The detective was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

“The Moline Police Department officers should be commended for their efforts to capture Zakary Veach who had repeatedly endangered the citizens in Moline over the past several days,” Chief Darren Gault said. “An officer was seriously injured during this incident. I thank the officers for continuing to put the public’s safety above their own safety each and every day.”

Veach is being charged with five felony offenses; four counts from actions on Wednesday including aggravated battery to a police officer, two counts of resisting or obstructing the duties of a peace officer and criminal damage to government property. Veach also faces one felony count of fleeing and eluding from his actions on January 15th.

Veach is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a total of $85,000 bond.

(Photo by KWQC / Moline Police Department)

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