59-Fight MMA Veteran with Pending Murder Charges Escapes from Prison Transport

Texas police on hunt for escaped MMA vet Cedric Marks who has three pending murder charges

Texas police on hunt for escaped MMA vet Cedric Marks who has three pending murder charges

The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff's Office say Marks, facing three "pending murder charges", has escaped from a private prisoner transport in Conroe, Texas, and is considered "extremely risky".

The prisoner, identified as Cedric Joseph Marks, was last seen in the area of the 800 block of North Loop 336 West, authorities said.

In early January, Marks' ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, and an acquaintance of hers disappeared. Scott and another Temple resident - Michael Swearingin, 32 - were found dead January 15 in a wooded area of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.

Cedric Marks is seen in the video shirtless while wearing trousers that appear to be part of an orange prison jumpsuit. 264th District Court Judge Paul LePak in Bell County denied her request.

Marks was arrested in MI last month on a charge alleging he broke into Scott's home in Temple, Texas, in August.

Marks is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter and is considered extremely dangerous.is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds. She said he took her mobile phone to prevent her from calling 911.

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.

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Marks was en route to Bell County by Texas Prisoner Transport Services from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had been arrested by U.S. Marshalls for burglary with intent to commit another felony, Conroe Police Lt. Dorcy McGinnis said in a media Conference. They had warned the public he should be considered "extremely risky".

Another Marks ex-girlfriend is also missing.

Marks has not been named as a suspect in the disappearance of Scott and Swearingin. It says he choked her on two occasions, causing her to pass out.

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

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

Last month, Marks' wife, Ginell McDonough, was arrested in Muskegon County, Michigan and charged with harboring a fugitive. His last fight was in September.

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