Iowa City armed robbery suspect in custody

Dewayne Corely-Jones, 20, was taken into custody last week in Illinois.

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An Iowa City Police car is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

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An arrest has been made in connection to a Dec. 12 armed robbery near West Benton Street and Oaknoll Court. 

At 12:35 p.m. on Dec. 12, a victim reported she had been robbed at knifepoint and her vehicle was stolen. 

According to an Iowa City press release, Iowa City police identified Dewayne K. Corely-Jones, 20, as a suspect in the case. 

Corely-Jones was captured in Illinois during the week of Dec. 12 and is currently in the custody of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. 

When Corely-Jones returns to Iowa, he will face the charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, and going armed with intent.

Law enforcement also said the description provided of a person of interest in the Iowa City robbery and the incident’s circumstances may be connected to a separate armed robbery and kidnapping reported to the Coralville Police Department on the morning of Dec. 12. 

The Coralville Police Department is still investigating the incident in Coralville. 

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