Cedric Marks’ wife, Ginell McDonough, was arrested Jan. 11 and charged with harboring two fugitives, including Marks and a woman wanted in Temple.
The wife of Cedric Marks, Ginell McDonough, faced a judge in Mukegon County, Michigan Wednesday morning on a charge of harboring a fugitive.
McDonough, 37, is accused of allowing Marks and a woman named Maya Maxwell, 26, to stay with her in her rented home from Jan. 5 to Jan. 9.
Muskegon County officials said their fugitive team arrested McDonough and Maxwell Jan. 11.
McDonough told the judge Wednesday she is an Army Staff Sergeant. The judge set her bond at $75,000.
Grand Rapids Police said Marks was arrested in the parking lot of the Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville. They said a member of their task force assisted the Michigan State Police on the arrest.
The Michigan prosecutor told the judge McDonough may have additional charges connected to the investigation in Temple.
Marks is not considered a suspect in the Scott and Swearingin case, but is a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his child’s mother, April Pease from Minnesota.
Marks is set to be extradited to Bell County for the Burglary of a Habitation charge at Scott’s home.
Michigan State Police are investigating whether McDonough knows anything about Marks’ whereabouts when he was in Texas. Investigators said they are working to determine if she had contact with Marks during his trip to Texas. She has already acknowledged harboring Marks both before and after the trip.
Maxwell also appeared before a judge Wednesday for an extradition hearing to Temple. She is charged with tampering with evidence and agreed to not fight extradition.
According to a Temple arrest affidavit, Maxwell told detectives in a voluntary interview she took Swearingin’s vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it from law enforcement. The vehicle was found in an area of Austin Swearingin’s mother said her son would never go to.
Omg they really do know what happened! If she was hiding him and covering for him, and they moved a MISSING,,, NOW DEAD man’s car, wtf!?!
Maya Maxwell became a person of interest in “having last seen Swearingin’s vehicle,” according to an arrest affidavit. She faces tampering with evidence charges. According to a Bell County arrest affidavit, Maxwell told detectives she “knew a criminal offense had been committed, namely theft of Swearingin’s vehicle, and on January 3rd, 2019 she was involved with leaving Swearingin’s vehicle in Austin in hopes to conceal it from law enforcement.”
is the current girlfriend of Cedric Marks, 44, who was arrested in Kent County, Michigan, Jan. 8 on a burglary warrant out of Temple related to breaking into his former girlfriend Jenna Scott’s home.
Marks’ had custody of his child with Pease as well as his child with his wife, McDonough. Both children are safe, Michigan officials confirmed. They told KXAN that the children are not in state custody, but that arrangements were made for them to stay with friends or relatives.
Marks’ time in Killeen
Neighbors at Marks’ listed residence in Killeen told KXAN Wednesday that they thought of him as someone who kept to himself and was really into fitness. Many neighbors said they remembered seeing him in the neighborhood, though they all said it has been several months since he lived there.
“Last year, I would say August, July, was probably the last time I have seen him on the streets,” said Melvin Houston, who used to live next door to Marks.
Houston explained that Marks had lived in this neighborhood twice at homes just a few doors apart. Each time, Houston recalled that Marks only lived there for about a year.
Houston referred to Marks as “the Kung Fu guy” because he associated Marks with his affinity for the martial arts and recalled how Marks would tell neighbors if he would be participating in a fight that they could watch.
The primary place Houston saw Marks was in his garage or driveway where he worked training military members.
“He was a family guy, he was more to himself, he was more into training, getting soldiers ready to deploy, that what was he was about,” Houston said.
Houston said that both times Marks moved into the neighborhood, he was living with two young women and two young boys. Houston didn’t know how exactly they were all related. KXAN showed Houston a photo of Jenna Scott, he said that he didn’t recognize her as a person Marks lived with or had over.
Houston said he never saw any behavior that seemed violent from Marks.
“My neighbors down the street were kind of in awe with what happened, you know. We couldn’t believe that that kind of thing goes on but it happens,” he said of seeing Marks’ face in the news this week.
Marks worked at Title Boxing in Killeen. KWTX even ran a report of him in 2018 teaching a women’s self-defense class there.
Title Boxing told KXAN’s sister station in Waco last week that Marks had been out on personal leave for a few months.
Title boxing employees told KXAN on Wednesday that it had been legally advised not to comment.
What does he have over these women? Is he their dealer?
Marks, who has worked as a trainer in Killeen-area gyms, was accused of severely assaulting a man in the parking lot of the Copperas Cove City Park Pool in June 2004, however, Marks said he was fighting the man in self defense. A jury later found him not guilty.
Spider Man is one of Marks’ aliases, Texas Department of Public Safety criminal records showed.
Marks has been a middleweight fighter in mixed martial arts, and his fighting name is Spider Man. He is listed from Bremerton, Wash., and has a record of 31 wins and 27 losses.
His last fight was Sept. 1, 2018, according to Tapology, a website for mixed martial arts and combat sports.
He ranks 27th of 50 among Oklahoma professional middleweights and 29th in the welterweight category, according to Tapology. Marks is the 427th of 837 active U.S. professional middleweights.
Marks has two misdemeanor convictions from 1999 and 2001.
He was convicted in June 1999 of the unlawful carrying of a weapon in Johnson County. Marks pled guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was changed to two years probation.
Marks was convicted in April 2001 of disorderly conduct after the charge was changed from assault causes bodily injury — a Class A misdemeanor — to the Class C charge. He pleaded not guilty and paid a fine and court costs.
He’s been highly aggressive and he gets away with a lot. Should’ve done jail time, but gets probation. Yeah thanks JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Maya possibly told them exactly where the bodies were. How would law enforcement know where to find the bodies? It was in a different state wasn’t it? And omg PLEASE DON’T TELL ME HE’S DRIVING AROUND!!!??? 😣😣😯😯😯FUCK who drives hours to dispose of a body????