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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Arson

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA – On Friday, July 10, 2020, Vincent Taggart Reid III, age 29, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 110 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to Arson/Attempted Arson, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Reid was ordered to serve a period of supervised release of three years to follow his prison term, pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and pay restitution to the victim for damage caused to her property.

Reid pleaded guilty on February 10, 2020. On March 30, 2019, Davenport Police Officers were called to a Davenport duplex because an individual was trying to set the upstairs unit on fire. Prior to officers being called, Reid had been kicked out of the duplex by the victim. Despite being ordered to leave, Reid kicked down the door and followed the victim upstairs into her unit, and threatened to burn down the building and destroy her property. Reid began to damage property belonging to the victim. While the victim recorded him, Reid attempted to light multiple couch pillows on fire before grabbing a lit candle and intentionally kicking it under the couch. Shortly before officers arrived in the area, Reid shot a gun into the air and then took off from officers in a car at high speeds. Reid was eventually located by officers at a home associated with him. After further investigation, Reid was arrested and taken into custody.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 17, 2020