MMA fighter Marks captured after 9-hour manhunt

MMA fighter Marks captured after 9-hour manhunt

MMA fighter Marks captured after 9-hour manhunt

Police in Conroe, Texas, just outside Houston, said Cedric Joseph Marks, 44, ran away from a Texas Prisoner Transport Services van while it was stopped at a McDonald's. "I believe he is a psychopath", Scott said in a document filed to the Bell County, Texas, court, KCEN reported.

Marks faces charges in multiple killings, officials said, including the deaths of Michael Swearingen, 32, and Jenna Scott, 28, in Temple, Texas, in January, according to Conroe police. Last month, he was arrested in MI for allegedly breaking into Scott's home in Temple, Texas, according to KCEN.

Police officials urge the public not to approach Marks as he is considered to be extremely risky.

Marks, who has two pending murder charges, escaped from a "private prisoner transport" on Loop 336 West in Conroe, located about 40 miles north of Houston.

Marks has three pending murder charges against him, authorities said, adding that he is considered to be "extremely unsafe".

Marks had been extradited from MI after he was accused of breaking into the Temple, Texas, home of Jenna Scott, his ex-girlfriend, according to KCEN. She said he took her cellphone to prevent her from calling 911.

She also reported to police that Marks had broken into her home in August while her daughter, who was 9, was there.


Another Marks ex-girlfriend, April Pease, the mother of his child, disappeared in 2009 in Minnesota. She went missing in March 2009 while living in a women's shelter in Bloomington, and Marks got custody of their son.

Ms Pease alleged that Marks had choked her unconscious on more than one occasion.

Ginell McDonough, who is Marks' wife and the mother of two of his two children, is jailed in Muskegon County, Michigan, on an obstruction of justice charge.

Maya Maxwell was charged with evidence tampering and jailed in Texas on a $US150,000 ($209,880) bond. She is accused of allowing Marks and Maya Maxwell (right) to stay in her home between January 5 and January 9.

The woman who voluntarily admitted she drove a Swearingin's vehicle to Austin with the hope of concealing it from law enforcement agencies was extradited to Bell County.

Jail records do not list an attorney for either woman.

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