One sentenced in 2012 chase, fight

Published 10:45 am Friday, August 16, 2013

One of two Austin suspects who reportedly chased and beat up an Austin man who owed money was sentenced Thursday in Mower County Court.

Willister Davenport, 41, was sentenced to two years’ supervised probation and 80 hours’ community service for his role in the crime. However, his conviction for felony third-degree assault with substantial bodily harm was stayed. Charges for first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, felonies, were dismissed.

Tammy Davenport, 44, and Willister, were arrested after they reportedly assaulted a man and tried to take his money on June 1, 2012. The encounter began when the Davenports saw the victim at Kwik Trip getting money from an ATM. The Davenports chased the victim with their vehicle while the victim was on a bike. The Davenports allegedly ran the victim off the road and fought with him two times. The first time, a witness came out a nearby house and broke up the fight. However, the second time the victim fell, he caught his foot in his bicycle. The Davenports reportedly hit the victim in the face, kicked him in the chest and unsuccessfully tried to steal $400 cash from him.

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Police later arrested the Davenports at their home. Tammy has yet to be sentenced.