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Martin Man Arrested After Two-Hour Standoff

Marcus Garland Jr.

MARTIN (November 12) — On Friday, November 12, at approximately 2:16 a.m., Martin patrol officer, Kelly Hendon responded to a call for service in reference to an alleged domestic dispute on Beaumont Street.

Upon arrival, Ptl. Hendon contacted the victim, who advised that she and her boyfriend, Marcus Garland Jr., 20, were involved in an altercation, according to a press release issued by the MPD.

The victim stated that Garland came into the bedroom, demanding she leave the apartment. According to the victim, after she began packing her belongings, Garland became angry and began punching, kicking and choking her, the release further states.

The victim stated she got away by biting Garland and taking his phone away. The victim stated, when she proceeded to go to a neighboring apartment, Garland pointed an AR-15 style rifle at her.

Ptl. Hendon noted there were scratches on the victim’s arms and she had a busted lip.

The officer attempted to get Garland to open the door, but he refused. The Special Responses Team (SRT) was called, and the apartment complex was evacuated. For more than two hours, the SRT tried multiple times to get Garland to the door.

At approximately 4:25 a.m., Garland came to the door, and was taken into custody without further incident. The AR-15 style rifle was discovered and placed into evidence.

Garland is being held on charges of Aggravated Domestic Assault.

The defendant’s preliminary hearing was set for November 15.

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