A Council Bluffs newlywed returned from Georgia on Sunday night to tell detectives what she knows about the shooting death of Anthony Walker.
Rachel Lewis, 22, turned herself in to authorities on Sunday night. She was wanted as a material witness in the shooting death of Walker on March 7.
Lewis had been in Atlanta with murder suspect Markis Davis, who headed south to hide out at his mother’s house, said Council Bluffs Police Sgt. David Dawson. Davis’ mother instead called police and told her son to go back to Council Bluffs, Dawson said.
Davis, 30, turned himself into authorities on March 16, but not before marrying Lewis in hopes that she won’t be asked to testify against him in court, Dawson said. Lewis has not been charged with any crime and was only wanted for questioning.
According to Davis’ arrest affidavit, Lewis was not at the crime scene on the 100 block of Glen Avenue, but she did have phone conversations with Davis about the alleged plan to rob Walker and Patrick Schulz, who was also shot during the reported robbery attempt. Schulz survived a gunshot to the arm.
Dawson said Lewis attempted to talk Davis out of the plan.
According to arrest affidavits, Davis invited Walker to his house as part of an alleged plan to rob money and drugs from him. After Walker showed up with Schulz and Schulz’s wife, Rosa, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 22, and Ben Lein, 19, trailed them into the apartment with guns drawn – one BB gun and one Hi-Point .40-caliber handgun.
Both Correa-Carmenaty and Lein told investigators that they held the BB gun.
Correa-Carmenaty and Lein have been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Lein has also been charged with escape from custody, criminal mischief and violation of probation in Pottawattamie and Dallas counties.
Davis was charged with single counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Davis was also charged with two counts of violating his probation. Additionally, he faces a federal charge of a felon in possession of a handgun.
“Based on all of the evidence we have seen, we feel really good that we have the right three guys,” Dawson said.
Correa-Carmenaty’s bail has been set at $1.05 million, and Lein’s bail has been set at $1.061 million. Both remain in custody at Pottawattamie County Jail.
Davis remains in Pottawattamie County Jail with bail set at $1.08 million. While bond has been set for Davis, federal authorities could put a hold on Davis for his pending federal charge.