One man is dead and another is charged with murder in Davenport. Police were dispatched about 5:30 Saturday morning to a downtown Catholic church, where a body had been discovered behind the building.
Acquaintances of the dead man identified him as 59-year-old Paul Deuel Jr. of Davenport, a homeless man also known at Paul McManus. On Saturday afternoon, police charged another homeless man, 45-year-old Brian Amos, with first-degree murder and willful injury with serious injury in connection with the case.
Amos had been taken into custody for questioning while walking near the scene about two hours after the body was found. He’s being held without bond at Scott County Jail. Police believe Deuel died of blunt force trauma following an argument. An autopsy is being conducted.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport