Sheriff: MMA fighter facing ‘pending murder charges’ is back in custody

CONROE, Texas – Authorities in Texas said an MMA fighter facing three “pending murder charges” is back in custody following an almost 9 hour
manhunt.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Sunday that Cedric Marks escaped in Conroe, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Houston, and is considered “extremely dangerous.”

The sheriff’s office didn’t immediately reply to a request for clarification about the nature of the pending murder charges, including who the victims were.

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

Scott and a friend, Michael Swearingin, disappeared January 4 and were found buried in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma on January 15. Marks had not been named a suspect in their deaths.

Police in Bloomington, Minnesota said Marks remains a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of April Pease, with whom he had a child. The Washington state woman had accused him of domestic violence.

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