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Fifth Robbery Suspect Back in Johnson County
By Lee Hermiston, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The fifth suspect in a robbery earlier this summer in July is back in Johnson County after being arrested in Georgia.
According to Johnson County Jail records, 31-year-old Christopher W. Kelly, of Iowa City, was booked at the jail Thursday evening. He now faces charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Both class B felonies carry potential sentences of up to 25 years in prison.
Kelly is one of five people accused of participating in a robbery in Iowa City on July 15. Police were called to 321 N. Johnson St. at 11:12 p.m. for a report of a robbery. The victim reported that after answering the door for a woman at his residence, two men rushed him. One man was carrying a gun.
Police said the resident was pushed to the ground and hit twice in the head with the handgun. He was then held at gunpoint while the suspects stole more than $2,000 worth of items from his home.
Four of the suspects were quickly arrested. However, police said Kelly fled the state. He was picked up two weeks later in Smyrna, Ga.
The other four suspects are Alajuwon S. Johnson, 29, of Iowa City; Evelyn M. Chinchilla, 23, of Iowa City; Humberto F. Iniguez, 28, of Iowa City; and Lucas L. House, 30, of Coralville.
All of the suspects face charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.