Plea hearings set for this week for two men in Coralville robbery case

Plea hearings set for this week for two men in Coralville robbery case

The alleged shooter and an alleged accomplice in a Coralville robbery have plea hearings set for this week.

During a case management conference on Friday, Judge Chad Kepros set hearings for 25-year-old Soloman Marshall for Monday and 20-year-old Artquon Kirksey for Wednesday. Marshall and Kirksey are two of three men accused of going to a residence in the 500 block of 7th Avenue at approximately 1am on December 23rd, 2017 for what was described as “an arranged transaction”.

After the transaction was aborted, the victim got into his car to leave. That’s when Marshall allegedly walked up to the vehicle, pulled out a gun and fired at the man, hitting him in the arm and chest. The three men then fled the scene.

Kirksey and the third suspect, 22-year-old Markez Fox, were arrested the next month. Marshall fled Coralville for several months, but was arrested upon his return last April. All three were charged with 1st Degree Robbery and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, charges which carry a maximum total of 30 years in prison upon conviction.

Fox reached a deal with prosecutors last January, pleading guilty to charges of 1st Degree Theft, Conspiracy to Commit a Forcible Felony and Assault While Participating in a Felony. He was sentenced to ten years in prison.