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Surveillance video helps police recapture MMA fighter

Posted: 8:32 AM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 09:32:06-05
Bodies Discovered Oklahoma

CONROE, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say surveillance video helped police locate an MMA fighter facing murder charges in Oklahoma 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 (208-liter) trash can in Conroe, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) 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.

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