The Iowa teenager who escaped a girls’s heart final week the place she was serving a probation sentence after pleading responsible to killing a person she mentioned raped her is again in custody, authorities mentioned.
Pieper Lewis, 18, was booked into custody on costs of probation violation and escape from custody round 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Ryan Evans on the Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace advised NBC Information.
She was arrested in Des Moines by a Fifth Judicial Circuit job drive, Evans added.
Extra data on how or the place she was discovered, or how she escaped, was not instantly obtainable.
If Lewis had efficiently accomplished 5 years of carefully supervised probation, her jail sentence would have been expunged.
Prosecutors are actually requesting a listening to to have Lewis’ probation revoked, which might result in a requirement that she serve the complete 20-year sentence, NBC affiliate WHO of Des Moines reported.
Lewis was seen strolling out of the constructing on the Contemporary Begin Ladies’s Middle in Des Moines shortly after 6:15 a.m. Friday, and in some unspecified time in the future that day her GPS monitor was lower off, based on a probation violation report.
Prosecutors had known as the probation sentence she was given in September merciful for a teen who endured horrible abuse, though some questioned the $150,000 restitution she was ordered to pay. A GoFundMe marketing campaign raised over $560,000 to cowl the restitution and pay for her different wants.
Polk County Decide David Porter advised Lewis in September that her probation sentence “was the second likelihood you requested for. You don’t get a 3rd,” the Des Moines Register reported.
Lewis pleaded responsible final yr to involuntary manslaughter and willful damage within the June 2020 killing of 37-year-old Zachary Brooks, a married father of two. Lewis was 15 when she stabbed Brooks greater than 30 instances in a Des Moines residence.
Lewis has mentioned that she was trafficked towards her will to Brooks for intercourse a number of instances and stabbed him in a match of rage. Police and prosecutors didn’t dispute that Lewis was sexually assaulted and trafficked.
NBC Information and The Related Press don’t usually title victims of sexual assault, however Lewis agreed to have her title used beforehand in tales about her case.