Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Manhunt Underway for Escaped MMA Fighter Wanted for 3 Murders

Manhunt Underway for Escaped MMA Fighter Wanted for 3 Murders

Marks was recaptured by law enforcement Sunday afternoon.

After a 9 hour manhunt, police have captured an MMA fighter who escaped custody.

Marks (left) is seen being escorted by plain-clothed deputies.

Marks escaped from the private prison transport van during a stop at a McDonald's in Conroe, about 65 kilometres north of Houston, police lieutenant Dorcy McGinnis said. The shirt was found by law enforcement after he fled.

Marks was arrested after the bodies of his ex-girlfriend and another person were found in Clearview, Oklahoma, but had not been charged with their murders.

Marks was being taken from a prison in MI after being captured by US Marshals on a warrant for burglary of a home.

Maya Renee Maxwell, 26, who was arrested on January 11 in Muskegon on a Bell County warrant charging tampering with evidence, admitted that "she was involved with leaving Swearingin's vehicle in Austin in hopes to hide it from law enforcement", a warrant affidavit released Wednesday says.

Scott had filed a protective order against Marks in July, the station reported, following claims of physical abuse.

The affidavit said that he told Scott "you know what I am capable of. your entire family and all of your friends will need witness protection if you call the police". 264th District Court Judge Paul LePak in Bell County denied her request.

Another missing ex: Marks' (right) ex-partner April Pease (left) has been missing since 2009.

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. She said he took her mobile phone to prevent her from calling 911. He allegedly would threaten her every time she tried to break up with him, and even choked her until she lost consciousness twice.

Hartley said Marks' and Pease's son was placed into protective custody in 2009 and he doesn't know the boy's current location. Last month, he was arrested in MI for allegedly breaking into Scott's home in Temple, Texas, according to KCEN.

Ginell McDonough (left), 37, who is Marks' wife and the mother of two of his two children, is jailed in Muskegon County, Michigan, on an obstruction of justice charge.

Maya Maxwell was charged with evidence tampering and jailed in Texas on a $US150,000 ($209,880) bond.

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