3rd suspect arrested, charged with kidnapping in murder of Jamie Stephens

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — 27-year-old Amber Brewer was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of Jamie Stephens, whose body was dumped along a rural Winnebago roadway in December of 2018.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Brewer at her home in the 2300 block of Dartmouth Drive in Janesville.

On October 1st, 2019, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney authorized charges against Brewer for Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, and Concealment of a Homicidal Death.

She was taken to the Rock County Jail.

Photo: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says officers were called to the 9200 block of Kanpp Road on December 10th, 2018, around 1:20 p.m. where a body had been found along the side of the road.

The body was identified as 31-year-old Jamie Stephens, who had died of several gunshot wounds.

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Jamie Stephens

26-year-old Nickles T. Parks, of Rockford, was previously arrested for Stephens’ murder, and pleaded not guilty to the charge in court.

Police said that Parks shot Stephens multiple times during a robbery of his cellphone, then drove out to Knapp Road to dump the body.

Parks was charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Concealing a Homicidal Death.

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Nickles Parks

19-year-old Joshua Whittie was charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Concealing a Homicidal Death in connection to the crime.

Joshua Whittie


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