Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Marshals arrested on Wednesday two women wanted on multiple felony charges out of Linn County.
Pierra Tanee Baugh, 33, and Qiuinyana Nare Jones, 23, were identified in connection with the murder of Cordal Lewis which occurred in Cedar Rapids in January of 2022.
Baugh was wanted on Linn County charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit forcible felony, and accessory after the fact. Jones was wanted on Linn County charges of first-degree robbery and accessory after the fact.
On Nov. 8, 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 co-defendants.
On Wednesday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m., Marshals identified Jones exiting a residence, getting into a vehicle in the 3400 block of Queen Drive SW in Cedar Rapids. Marshals approached the vehicle, apprehending Jones without incident. The fugitive investigation led to the recovery of two firearms, narcotics, and a stolen vehicle out of 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 first-degree theft-possession of a stolen vehicle.
At approximately 4 p.m., Marshals with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended Baugh in the 12000 block of Kedzie Avenue in Alsip, Illinois. Baugh is being held on Linn County Charges in Cook County, awaiting extradition to Iowa.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters.
The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force comprises officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Waterloo Police Department, Marion Police Department, Sioux City Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services.