Rockford Scanner™: Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Concealing A Homicide, Etc… In Reference To A Recent Murder


On December 10, 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives began a homicide investigation when the body of Jamie R. Stephens, age 31, was located in the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives subsequently identified suspects and arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 of Rockford on January 23, 2019 and Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 on April 1, 2019, who were charged with several counts of First Degree Murder.

On October 1, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges on a third individual.

On October 3, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the Janesville Police Department located the suspect at a home in the 2300 block of Dartmouth Dr., Janesville, Wisconsin. The suspect was taken into custody and lodged in the Rock County Jail awaiting extradition on the following charges:

~Amber N. Brewer Dob: 04/28/1992 of Janesville, Wisconsin

-Aggravated Kidnapping (2 Counts)
-Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (2 Counts)
-Concealment of a Homicidal Death (2 Counts)

The charges against Brewer are merely accusations and she is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Rockford Scanner™: Another Man Charged In The Murder of Jamie Stephens

On Monday, December 10, 2018 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County for a deceased male. Deputies found a deceased male off the roadway in a tree line. It appeared as if the male was intentionally disposed of at this location and did not live in the area.

An autopsy was performed by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and the victim was identified as Jamie R. Stephens (age 31) of Rockford and the cause of death was due to several gunshot wounds.

On January 23, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 and charged him with 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Concealing a Homicidal Death. He is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.

On March 20, 2019, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilynn Hite Ross authorized charges against a second suspect and Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the following person:

~Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder
-Armed Robbery
-Concealing a Homicidal Death

**Whittie is currently in Custody at another corrections facility**

The charges against Parks and Whittie are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.