Marquis Charleston denied bond - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 12/08/08

Marquis Charleston denied bond

By David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson teen who police say had been terrorizing metro area residents and running from officers, is finally behind bars.

Nineteen year-old Marquis Charleston made his first appearance in court Monday morning. 

Charleston was denied bond in Jackson municipal court.

His recent antics and lengthy criminal history, likely factors in the judges decision to keep him in jail.  

Charleston faces five counts of armed robbery, three counts of house burglary, and two counts of auto theft. He's also facing federal charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, rape and kidnapping.

Charleston was captured in the 200 block of Dona Avenue Friday evening. Officers set up a perimeter in an area where he was accused of trying to rob a woman at gunpoint.

Charleston kicked in the door of a home in an attempt to hide from the police.

Through the use of heat imaging cameras aboard the metro one helicopter, his location was relayed to officers on the ground who moved in and made the capture.

Lt. Jeffery Scott of the Jackson Police Department says, There's no rhyme or reason to any of the things Marquis Charleston was doing this is not his first brush with the law and it appears some of the crimes he's also accused of committing, they're getting more violent as he progresses, so he needs to be off the street."

Jackson police say Charleston has an extensive criminal history.

Just last year he led police in Pearl on a high speed chase and carjacked a woman in south Jackson using a shotgun.

Charleston's preliminary hearing will be held in about two weeks.

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