Linn County, IOWA – According to the police officials, both suspects, 33-year-old Pierra Baugh and 23-year-old Qiuinyana Jones, were identified in connection with the murder of Cordal Lewis, which occurred in Cedar Rapids in January of 2022.
Baugh was wanted in Linn County on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and accessory after the fact.
Jones was wanted in Linn County on charges of first-degree robbery and accessory after the fact.
On November 8, 2022, investigators with the Cedar Rapids Police Department contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance in the location and apprehension of both Baugh and Jones. A location for Baugh was identified in Illinois, and the U.S. Marshals began coordinating with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. After identifying a location for Jones in Cedar Rapids, Marshals coordinated a simultaneous apprehension of the codefendants.
On Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 3:00 p.m., U.S. Marshals identified Jones exiting a residence, getting into a vehicle in the 3400 block of Queen Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. U.S. Marshals approached the vehicle, apprehending Jones without incident.
The fugitive investigation led to the recovery of two firearms, narcotics and a stolen vehicle from Chicago, known to be connected with a recent homicide in Illinois. Davaughn Darrell Redmond, 30, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Shimund Jones, 24, was arrested and charged with theft and first-degree possession of a stolen vehicle.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., U.S. Marshals with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended Baugh in the 12000 block of Kedzie Ave, Alsip, IL. Baugh is being held on Linn County charges in Cook County, awaiting extradition to Iowa.