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U.S. marshals arrested two women Wednesday in Iowa and Illinois who police say are tied to a fatal shooting in Cedar Rapids in January.
Pierra Tanee Baugh, 33, and Qiuinyana Nare Jones, 23, were wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Cordal Lewis, 19, on Jan. 27.
Kazius Ja Re Childress, 21, was arrested in Davenport in May and charged with first-degree murder and going armed with intent in Lewis’ death. He also is charged in the shooting death of Kavon I. Johnson, 22, that happened the next day, Jan. 28, in Cedar Rapids.
Childress is set for a jury trial in Lewis’ murder April 18 in Linn County District Court.
In the criminal complaint, Jones is accused of driving Childress and Baugh to 309 31st St. Dr. SE to rob Lewis. The three were caught on camera committing the robbery, the complaint states. Childress argued with Lewis and then shot and killed him while forcing him to leave without his property, the complaint states.
Jones drove Childress away from the scene and later drove him back to Lewis’ body so Childress could remove evidence from it. Jones then drove Childress away again and concealed his whereabouts, according to the criminal complaint.
Jones was wanted on charges of first-degree robbery and accessory after the fact. Baugh was wanted on charges of first-degree murder.
Cedar Rapids police investigators contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday, requesting assistance in locating Baugh and Jones. U.S. marshals coordinated the arrests to apprehend the women at the same time, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force.
Baugh was arrested in Alsip, Ill., around 4 p.m. and is being held in the Cook County Jail, awaiting extradition to Iowa.
Jones was arrested at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Cedar Rapids while leaving a home and getting into a vehicle in the 3400 block of Queen Drive SW.
Jones’ arrest, the news release said, led to the recovery of two firearms, narcotics and a vehicle stolen in Chicago, all known to be connected to a recent homicide in Illinois.
Davaughn Darrell Redmond, 30, and Shimund Jones, 24, were arrested in relation to the firearms, narcotics and stolen vehicle. Redmond is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Shimund Jones is charged with theft and possession of a controlled substance.
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