Two Quincy women arrested Monday afternoon for helping conceal man wanted for first-degree murder

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Timia Humphrey, left, and Naketa Parrish | Photos courtesy of Quincy Police Department

QUINCY — Two Quincy women were arrested Monday night for helping a murder suspect who was wanted by the Quincy Police Department.

Members from the West Central Illinois Task Force conducted a traffic stop at approximately 2:57 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the intersection of 20th and Maine on Timia Humphrey, 27, of the 3100 block of State. She was taken into custody for a warrant for concealing a fugitive in connection to helping with the aiding and concealing of Victor Weems.

Weems, 19, of Quincy, was arrested Jan. 1 during a raid at an apartment complex at 3100 State. He was formally charged with first-degree murder in the May 2023 shooting death of 47-year-old Dana Lawton, who was shot in the head while sitting on the front porch of her Jefferson Street home. 

The charge carries a possible sentence of 45 years to natural life in prison because of a 25-year added enhancement, since a firearm was used in the murder.

During the traffic stop for Humphrey, Naketa Parrish, 37, who lives in the 3400 block of South Glendale, arrived on scene. She also was taken into custody for concealing a fugitive and obstructing justice for her part in aiding and concealing Weems while he was wanted and at large.

Both Parrish and Humphrey were lodged in the Adams County Jail.

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