Surveillance video helps police recapture escaped murder suspect
The suspect was found hiding inside a 55-gallon trash can in Texas
CONROE, Texas — Authorities say surveillance video helped police locate an MMA fighter facing murder charges after he escaped a prison transport van in Texas.
Conroe Police Chief Jeff Christy says Cedric Marks escaped while wearing leg, hand and belly restraints. He was found Sunday hiding inside a 55-gallon trash can in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston.
Marks had escaped earlier Sunday after the driver of the private transport van stopped at a McDonald's. Christy says Marks was still wearing his orange prison jumpsuit when he was captured.
Murder warrants were issued Sunday for Marks in the killings last month of his ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, and Scott's friend, Michael Swearingin.
Both disappeared on Jan. 4. Their bodies were found Jan. 15 buried in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma.
We now know where police found Cedric Marks. https://t.co/D3eF9aeizN— KWKT FOX 44 (@KWKTFOX44) February 4, 2019