Capital murder suspect Cedric Marks captured after Conroe manhunt

Posted February 04, 2019

Marks was released from Kent County Jail on Thursday and picked up by U.S. Prisoner Transportation Services to be extradited to Texas, according to jail officials. The search is focusing near a McDonald's at North Loop 336 and North Frazer.

Cedric Marks - now named as a capital murder suspect for two Temple homicides - was captured after an extensive manhunt that lasted more than eight hours in the Conroe area.

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

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McGinnis says murder warrants were issued for Marks on Sunday in the deaths of an ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, and her friend, Michael Swearingin. Scott and another Temple resident - Michael Swearingin, 32 - were found dead January 15 in a wooded area of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.

Authorities have captured Cedric Joseph Marks about nine hours after he escaped from a prisoner transport van earlier Sun., Feb. 3, 2019.

Authorities say Crews is "extremely dangerous" and that anyone who sees him should immediately call the police.

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TV station KCEN reported that Marks was arrested in MI last month on a charge alleging he broke into the Temple, Texas, home of an ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, on August 21.

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. 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. 26-year-old Maya Renee Maxwell was also arrested, charged with evidence tampering after police say she left Swearingin's vehicle in Austin in hopes of concealing it from police.

The two were involved in a fierce custody dispute in Washington state and Pease, who had a drug problem, went to live in a Bloomington women's shelter because she said she was afraid of Marks.

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Pease went missing in March 2009 and Marks got custody of their son. KCEN-TV said Maxwell is accused of taking Swearingin's auto to Austin in an attempt to hide it. During this time, Scott told both Marks and Scott had open investigations against each other for assault-family violence crimes in Killeen.