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UPDATE: Man being charged with murder in cab homicide

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UPDATE: Iowa City Police say Curtis Cortez Jones is being charges with Murder in the First Degree for the murder of Rickie Lillie.

The investigation believes Jones got into Lillie’s cab, and took a ride to the 500 block of Ernest Street.

Jones then allegedly shot Lillie in the head, and was caught on surveillance video leaving the location where Lillie was found. 

Jones is currently being held in the Washington County Jail in Washington.

 Jones will be transported to the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City for formal arraignment on the murder charge at a later date.

This investigation remains ongoing by the Iowa City Police.

They were assisted in this investigation by the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Johnson County Emergency Management Office, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Iowa Police Department, Iowa City Fire Department, Mount Pleasant Police Department, Burlington Police Department, Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Keota Police Department.

UPDATE: Iowa City Police have arrested Curtis Cortez Jones in connection with the death of cab driver, Ricky Lillie.
Jones was taken into custody in Mount Pleasant on Friday, June 30, 2017 for an arrest warrant from the Keota Police Department for theft.

In addition, Jones was also served with an arrest warrant for a parole violation. Jones remains in the custody at the Keokuk County Jail. The Iowa City Police investigations unit continues to investigate Jones involvement in this case. 

Additionally, the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled Lillie's death a homicide, and cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the head.


Iowa City Police are looking for a man they say may have information about the death of a cab driver.
Ricky Lillie, a cab driver for Yellow Cab, was found dead in his car very early on Wednesday morning.
Police sent out a picture of a man who they're calling a person of interest.
If you have any information, call police right away. 
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