Alleged accomplice arrested in UI Campus Recreation & Wellness Center theft

Alleged accomplice arrested in UI Campus Recreation & Wellness Center theft

Iowa City Police have arrested a suspected accomplice in a theft at the University of Iowa.

25-year-old Lakeisha Bailey of 3rd Avenue Southeast in Cedar Rapids was booked into the Johnson County Jail just before 8:45 Monday night. Bailey and 22-year-old Jamaal Brooks were wanted for a June 9th theft at the UI Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on South Madison Street. UI Police say Bailey and Brooks are seen on security video entering the facility, with both going into the respective women’s and men’s locker rooms. Neither used the facility otherwise. They then both left the locker rooms a short time later.

Later that day Bailey and Brooks were seen at the Iowa City Walmart using a credit card that had been reported stolen from the locker rooms. Brooks is seen handing the card to Bailey at the register to make a transaction of over $500.

Bailey and Brooks are each charged with 4th Degree Theft and Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card. If convicted, they each face a maximum of three years in prison.

Brooks, who lists home addresses on both Boston Way and Coral Court, was arrested on July 6th after a fight in Coralville during which police say he was armed with a gun, a knife and brass knuckles.

Coralville Police responded to the fight at the Iowa Lodge on the Coralville Strip at 7:45 that morning. Brooks fled on foot before being captured behind the property and arrested on a UI Police warrant. A search conducted on his person turned up a pistol in his backpack as well as brass knuckles and a baggie of marijuana in his front pockets. Brooks had also thrown a folding knife into some nearby bushes as he was fleeing.

Brooks faces additional charges of Carrying Weapons, Interference with Official Acts, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. If convicted on all charges, including the charges from the UI theft, he faces a maximum of over six years in prison.