Goose Lake man accused of killing girlfriend | Crime & Local Court
Logan Paul Voss and Ashleigh Decker decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday with a visit to the Treehouse Pub & Eatery in Davenport.
The seemingly happy couple posted a photo of their smiling faces on Voss’ Facebook page. That post read: “Happy Valentine’s Day to my one true love. Thank you for everything you’ve done and been there for me no matter what and love me unconditionally. You are The most wonderful person.”
The special ended when Voss, 24, of Goose Lake, covered in blood, wandered the 900 block of State Street in Bettendorf. He asked a passerby for help, claiming he had “run past his girlfriend.”
Decker is located a few blocks away, near the intersection of 13th and Gilbert streets – a light industrial area surrounded by storage units and overlooking the new 74 Interstate Bridge. Bettendorf police said her body was on the ground, behind the wheel of the ideal passenger of a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado.
Decker, 30, of Goose Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Voss was arrested by Bettendorf Police just after 10:30 p.m. and charged with murder by vehicle, operating under the influence and operating while intoxicated. Motor vehicle homicide is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Reports from Bettendorf Police detailed some of the evenings Voss and Decker spent together. According to officers, Voss said he drank six pints of beer and two glasses of tequila in two hours at the Treehouse Pub and Eatery, 2239 Kimberly Road, before driving.
Some time after Voss and Decker left the Treehouse, Bettendorf Police officers were dispatched to Sara Mini Mart, 931 State St., after a man asked for help because he ran over to his girlfriend. Voss was in the parking lot of the mini mart and told the police that he was fighting with his girlfriend and he chased her over.
According to officers, Voss said he did not know where Decker was because he was not from the area. Officers said Voss was covered in blood on his clothes, boots and hands. He cried and trembled when he tried to speak. Officers also said Voss had bloodshot, watery eyes; stutter; unstable balance; and the smell of alcohol on his breath.
He repeatedly told officers that he did not know where Decker was and repeated that she was dead.
Officers found the bodies of Decker and Voss’ Silverado on 13th Street, just north of Gilbert Street. Her body lay on the ground behind the front passenger wheel with lots of blood around it from the obvious head wound. According to investigators, no damage was observed on Silverado’s body and tire tracks at the scene indicate she was run over by a tire.
While Voss was detained at the Bettendorf Police Department, officers said he explained that Decker was trying to get out of the passenger compartment when he pressed the brakes and ran past her.