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U.S. Marshals nab man wanted for multiple murder charges in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Davenport who is wanted on multiple murder charges in Linn County, Iowa.

Kazius Jarekaiser Childress, 20, is a suspect in two homicides which occurred in Cedar Rapids in January of 2022. Childress was wanted out of Linn County, Iowa, on two counts of first-degree murder, and two counts of going armed with intent.

On May 12th, investigators with the Cedar Rapids Police Department contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance in the location and apprehension of Childress. Task Force officers began to follow up on leads throughout eastern Iowa. By May 13, Marshals developed information indicating Childress was no longer residing in Cedar Rapids, and began coordinating with the U.S. Marshal fugitive task force in the Southern District of Iowa.

A combined task force consisting of officers with the Southern and Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Forces joined efforts and narrowed their search to an address in the 7000 block of Hillandale Road in Davenport, Iowa. Late in the afternoon of May 17th, Marshals identified Childress exiting a vehicle and proceeding to a residence. Shortly after 5pm, Marshals with the assistance of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Davenport Police Department, took Childress into custody without incident.

Childress was transported to the Scott County Jail, where he remains in custody.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations.

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