Fifth Suspect In Iowa City Robbery Found In Georgia

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The fifth suspect in a robbery earlier this month has been found.

According to the Iowa City Police Department, 31-year-old Christopher W. Kelly, of Iowa City, was arrested in Smyrna, Georgia. Tuesday night. He is in custody in Georgia, awaiting extradition to Johnson County, where he will face charges of first-degree robbery joint criminal conduct and first-degree burglary joint criminal conduct.

Kelly is one of five people accused of taking part in a robbery on July 15 at a North Johnson Street apartment. Police said that, around 11 p.m. that night, the occupant of the apartment answered the door for a woman outside of his residence. When he opened the door, two men – one carrying a handgun -- rushed him.

Police said the man was knocked to the ground and hit twice in the head with the handgun, suffering non-life threatening injuries. The suspects held him at gunpoint while more than $2,000 in items were taken from his apartment.

Previously arrested in this case were:

- Alajuwon S. Johnson, 29, of Iowa City

- Evelyn M. Chinchilla, 23, of Iowa City

- Humberto F. Iniguez, 28, of Iowa City

- Lucas L House, 30, of Coralville

All five suspects face charges of first-degree robbery joint criminal conduct and first-degree burglary joint criminal conduct.

Johnson was charged with involuntary manslaughter in December 2009 for accidentally killing 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins in her Iowa City apartment. Police said the two fought over possession of a gun Johnson was illegally carrying when it discharged and fatally shot her in the chest.

Johnson was sentenced to five years in prison and was released in November 2012, according to Iowa Department of Corrections records.

All five suspects face up to 50 years in prison if convicted of both class B felonies.
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