Cedric Marks escapes custody north of Houston, considered extremely risky

039;Extremely dangerous' MMA fighter accused of multiple murders escapes from jail transport van in Texas

Cedric Marks escaped from custody early Sunday

Marks is now charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony after he allegedly broke into Scott's home in August, the Temple Daily News reported.

He was arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on a charge of burglary with the intent to commit another felony, Conroe Police Lt. Dorcy McGinnis said in a press conference Sunday afternoon, according to the New York Daily News. He had a relationship with Scott, who later asked a judge for a protective order after Marks reportedly threatened her and said he'd gotten away with murder in the past.

Scott, who began dating Marks in 2015 after meeting him on Tinder, had also filed a protective order against him in July.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office's initial tweet about the escape said Crews was facing three "pending murder charges, " but it didn't immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges.


It is unclear where Marks was being transferred to and from when he escaped.

The two were reported missing January 9, and their bodies were discovered January 15 in Oklahoma by the Temple Police Department, Temple police said on its website.

Cedric Marks had been in transport from MI since January 31. He was being extradited to Bell County to face that charge when he escaped. The MMA fighter escaped and fled on foot, leading police on a 9-hour man hunt. According to reports out of Central Texas, the Scott and Swearingin cases have Bloomington police taking a second look at Marks, although he had an alibi 10 years ago.

Police also arrested another woman in Muskegon. She said he took her mobile phone to prevent her from calling 911. According to an arrest affidavit, she told detectives that she drove Swearingin's vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it from investigators.


Maya Maxwell is charged with evidence tampering and is jailed in Bell County, Texas, on US$150,000 (NZ217,000) bond.

Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say Marks remains a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of April Pease, who was the mother of one of his children.

Law enforcement could be seen sprinting down a highway access road and swarming a Conroe Walmart.


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