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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run apprehended

33-year-old Marcus C. Holmes is in custody after a Nov. 1 crash left a Davenport man dead on Rock Island's Centennial Bridge.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — A Davenport man has been apprehended in connection with the fatal Nov. 1 Centennial Bridge hit-and-run crash that left a 52-year-old Davenport man dead.

33-year-old Marcus C. Holmes was arrested in connection to the fatal crash on Friday, Nov. 11. 

He's being charged with four felonies including failure to report an accident involving death (Class 1 Felony), motor vehicle accident involving death (Class 4 Felony), reckless homicide (Class 3 Felony), and possession of a stolen vehicle (Class 2 Felony).

Holmes made his first court appearance on Saturday. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. He was admonished in open court and he may be tried in absentia as a result, according to court records. 

Holmes is remanded on a bond set at $1 million. 

History of Reckless Driving

According to online court records, Holmes was arrested on Jan. 10, 2019, for DUI. Since 2007, Holmes has been found guilty of 15 traffic infractions. He currently has three ongoing traffic cases from 2022.

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Fatal Nov. 1 Crash

On Nov. 1 at about 3:56 p.m., Rock Island police responded to the scene of a fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Route 92 and the Centennial Bridge's off-ramp.

Police say the suspect was driving a stolen red Hyundai Azera on Route 92 just near the bridge's off-ramp before crashing into a silver Chevrolet Aveo.

52-year-old Abbot Lee Perry of Davenport, the driver of the Chevrolet, was extracted from the car and sent to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. An occupant of the Hyundai was also sent to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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According to witnesses, the Hyundai's driver fled the scene after the accident. Authorities later determined that the Hyundai had been reported stolen out of Rock Island on Oct. 30.

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