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Surveillance video helps police recapture MMA fighter

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Murder suspect Cedric Marks was captured after escaping from a prison transport van. (KFOR) Murder suspect Cedric Marks was captured after escaping from a prison transport van. (KFOR)
The bodies of Michael Swearingin and Jenna Scott were discovered in a shallow grave near Okemah, Okla. (KFOR) The bodies of Michael Swearingin and Jenna Scott were discovered in a shallow grave near Okemah, Okla. (KFOR)

CONROE, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say surveillance video helped police locate an MMA fighter facing murder charges 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.

Conroe police Lt. Dorcy McGinnis on Monday declined to say whether authorities Marks was able to partially free himself from the shackles or if he had been improperly secured.

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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