Second Person Is Arrested Following July 18 Manhunt

Markevion Winford

Two of the three men involved in a July 18 manhunt south of Waterloo have been arrested and charged.

Eighteen-year-old Markevion Winford of East St. Louis was arrested July 19 at a residence in East St. Louis. He appeared Thursday, July 20, at the Monroe County Courthouse. He has been charged with a felony county of obstruction of justice and four misdemeanors for trespass into a vehicle. After his hearing, Winford was released on recognizance pending an upcoming Monroe County court appearance.

Marquise Spates, also of East St. Louis, remains behind bars at the Monroe County Jail waiting his next court appearance. He has been charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle and obstructing justice. Spates was captured soon after a group of three men abandoned a car in the Oak Valley subdivision south of Waterloo.

A third man remains on the lam. The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate this case.

The three were in a stolen white Kia SUV that fled a Columbia police stop in the early morning hours of July 18. The Kia led police south on Rt. 3 in a high-speed pursuit that ended at the Oak Valley subdivision south of Waterloo. The men abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot through a nearby cornfield. Spates was soon captured. Winford was arrested the next day, July 19, in East St. Louis.

Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the third man involved is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department.

Marquise Spates