New arrests connected to Cedric Marks case

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FOX44 is untangling the web connecting Jenna Scott, Michael Swearingin and Cedric Marks.

The newest strings involve two women facing criminal charges in Michigan – including Marks’ wife, 37-year-old Ginell McDonough.

McDonough is accused of allowing Marks and a woman named Maya Maxwell to stay with her in her home from January 5 to January 9. 

Muskegon County officials say they were both arrested on January 11. McDonough is an Army staff sergeant’s bond is set at $75,000.

Marks was arrested on January 8 near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is accused of breaking into Scott’s home in Temple in August 2018

Scott and her friend Michael Swearingin were both reported missing from Temple on January 4.  Investigators believe they found their bodies in Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Marks is not considered a suspect in their deaths at this time, 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 charge.

Michigan State Police are investigating whether McDonough knew anything about Marks’s whereabouts when he was in Texas, but according to reports she has already acknowledged harboring Marks both before and after the trip.

The other woman, 26-year-old Maya Maxwell, is charged with Tampering with Evidence and agreed to not fight extradition.

Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza would not provide specifics on her case, but sent FOX44 the following statement:

“Maya Rene Maxwell has been charged with the 3rd degree felony offense of Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence arising out of Bell County, Texas. 

She was arrested in Michigan, and is awaiting extradition to Bell County, Texas. The expected date of return is in the immediate future. Her bond is set at $150,000.”

FOX44 tried reaching out to more family members of Jenna and Michael, but have heard no response.

According to Bell County officials, there could be additional charges as the investigation continues.

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