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Davenport man charged with murder after Christmas Eve assault victim dies from injuries

A Davenport man is in jail after sending another man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Christmas Eve, which later resulted in his death.

DAVENPORT, Iowa —

Update - January 3, 2022

A press release confirmed that the assault victim has died.

The Davenport man, now identified as 47-year-old Terrance Woodard, passed away on Sunday, January 2 as a result of his severe injuries. 

The suspect, Jared Peck, is still contained in the Scott County Jail, and has been given an additional charge: 2nd Degree Murder.

The incident remains under investigation.

Original Story

A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after being assaulted in the afternoon on Christmas Eve.

According to the Davenport Police Department, at about 3:04 p.m. on December 24, emergency responders were dispatched to the 200 block of Scott Street after a report of someone being assaulted.

After arriving, officers found a man who had been severely injured and discovered that the assault suspect had fled the scene.

Just under an hour later, the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jared Peck, was located in a nearby apartment complex and arrested.

The victim was hospitalized with serious, life-threatening injuries. Peck has been charged with Willful Injury and Interference with Official Acts.

 The incident remains under investigation.

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