Sixth person with ties to Bagley homicide investigation charged

Published: Mar. 27, 2019 at 7:16 PM CDT
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More than three months after the disappearance and death of Chris Bagley, another person tied to the Linn County man is behind bars, bringing the total to at least six.

Andrew Shaw of Cedar Rapids is facing a federal charge for possession of a firearm by a drug user. But, court documents allege he may have paid someone to hurt Chris Bagley. That's despite prosecutors not yet to charging anyone with Bagley's murder.

Police arrested Shaw Tuesday after federal agents and local law officers had searched two of his properties. One at 1190 Capitol Drive Southwest, and his home at 1419 Grizzly Drive northwest. They say they found loaded weapons and THC cartridges.

Shaw appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon and will remain in jail pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday.

Shaw's name also appeared in a January search warrant that led to officers finding Bagley's body buried outside a Cedar Rapids home. An autopsy showed the Walker man died from stab wounds.

The January warrant mentions a woman who said she was with Bagley the night he disappeared. She told authorities Shaw was Bagley's marijuana supplier. She believed Shaw paid someone to hurt Bagley after he and Paul Hoff, of Cedar Rapids, were said to have robbed Shaw at some point.

The warrant was for a search of Hoff's mobile home. Authorities later charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon. He's in custody at the Linn County Jail.

A third man with connections to the homicide, Logan Gerber, was mentioned in the warrant as having spoken to Bagley on the phone the night of the disappeared. He also faces charges for possession of a firearm by a drug user and possession of a National Firearms Act device not registered to the possessor.

Two more also face charges of third-degree burglary, Darian Gossett and Morgan Jordan. They're alleged to have broken into a Marion apartment, telling officers it was because they thought "their missing friend Chris Bagley lived there," according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Also according to the Gazette Drew Blahnik, who lived in that apartment, faces a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a drug user.

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