A man who walked away from a Burlington half-way house in mid-March was captured last night in Davenport.
State prison records indicate 28-year-old Micah Bates was convicted of a felony property crime in Scott County and was considered an habitual offender. Bates had been assigned to a work release program in Burlington, but he’s been listed as an escapee since March 14.
Authorities in Davenport got a 911 call at about 6:30 Monday night about a man with a gun in a red pick-up. Davenport Police found the vehicle, tried to make a traffic stop, but wound up chasing the vehicle. Police were able to surround and stop the pick-up in residential neighborhood. Police say Bates jumped out, ran and was caught after a brief chase.