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Man charged for Iowa City cab driver murder

Police say on June 27, 41-year-old Curtis Jones took a cab ride to the 500-block of Ernest Street and then shot the driver, Ricky Lillie in the head.

Iowa City Police will charge a man with the June murder of an Iowa City cab driver when he is extradited back to Johnson County.

Police say on June 27, 41-year-old Curtis Jones took a cab ride to the 500-block of Ernest Street and then shot the driver, Ricky Lillie in the head. He was then seen on surveillance video leaving the location of where Lillie was found. A criminal complaint says several items belonging to Lillie were missing.

Jones is being held in Washington County Jail on theft charges and a parole violation. He was considered a person of interest in the case before he was charged.

He will be arraigned on the first degree murder charge at a later date pending the resolution of the theft charge.

Court records show that Jones has been in and out of prison since 2001. He was granted parole in October 2016 for a burglary charge.



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