Press Briefing — May 5, 2021 @ 9 a.m.
Founded by Davenport Police Department on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A sex offender at Scott County, Iowa was charged on Wednesday with killing a 10-year-old woman. Henry Earl Dinkins, 48, was already in jail when he had been accused of murdering relative Breasia Terrell.
Authorities were mum about the facts from a press conference, with Scott County Attorney Mike Walton stating they couldn’t speak about the results of the evaluation in detail due to the pending case. Nevertheless, researchers did argue that Dinkins obtained Terrell from a residence last July 10, 2020, also shot . In reacting to reporter questions, the prosecutors said that the suspect is the sole person charged, and the investigation is ongoing.
Davenport police Captain Brent Biggs expressed sympathy for Breasia’s mom Aisha Lankford.
“We cannot imagine the despair and pain that she needs to experience, and our ideas and our prayers stay with her Breasia’s household,” he explained.
Cops have said that Terrell was seen at the 2700 block of 53rd Street during the early hours of last July 10. A search for her arrived in a tragic end. Davenport police leader Paul Sikorski announced on March 31 the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department officials contacted his department about remains found close to the city of DeWitt. An autopsy was performed. It had been Breasia.
Henry Earl Dinkins and Breasia Terrell.
Dinkins immediately turned into a person’s attention. Authorities did not have to look far. The suspect was already at the Scott County Jail on an alleged sex offender registry violation; he was arrested the same day Terrell went missing. Original attorney Russell A. Dircks withdrew from the case, citing a conflict of interest: his wife taught Breasia in one of her classes.
It’s been noted that Terrell had gone missing in the flat Dinkins shared with his new girlfriend.
Dinkins is the father of Breasia’s half-brother.
The suspect stays in the Scott County jail after being locked up for months at a $25,000 bond. He has no bond in the murder case. His existing attorney in the matter involving the sex offender registry, Jack Dusthimer, declined to comment on the merits of this new case when Law&Crime reached out. But he said he wouldn’t represent the suspect at the murder and kidnapping case and did not know who would. Records reveal no attorney recorded in the matter at the time of the report.
As stated by the Iowa sex offender registry, the suspect, who had been 17 at the time of crime, was convicted in 1990 of sexual abuse in the third level. Authorities recognized the child for a woman, but did not define her age, only giving a statutory array of both”0-13.”
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