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Suspect in downtown standoff behind bars, facing multiple charges

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 19:08:23-05


The man behind yesterday’s standoff in Downtown Corpus Christi has been booked into the Nueces County Jail.

Marcus D. Leone


Jail officials say 34-year old Marcus Leone is being held on a $180,500 bond.


Leone was arrested yesterday afternoon after police received a call that Leone walked into an apartment at the Princess Apartments on the 1000-block of North Water Street and tried to kidnap a two year old girl.

When officers arrived, Leone ran and hid in the bell tower on the apartment building’s roof. He eventually surrendered and was arrested.


After questioning several witnesses, officers found Leone had assaulted his girlfriend at the complex the night before.

He now faces a slew of charges including burglary of a habitation, kidnapping, assault on a family member, assault on a family member by impeding breath, continuous violence against a family member and criminal mischief.