Man allegedly responsible for two kidnappings remains in police custody

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Bond was denied for Marcus Baker, the man accused of kidnapping two women in Jackson.

They were both able to escape but the ordeal has left both of those women scarred.

“He was taken into custody without incident. We are just grateful he’s off the street.”

The Jackson Police Department is celebrating the arrest of a man accused of targeting women in the city, for months now.

A U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Baker for a kidnapping that happened Monday, October 17, 2016 on Capital Street in Jackson.

“I feel like he should be taken away because you can’t just take anybody. He just can’t, that’s not right,” said Gabriel Maye, a Jackson resident.

A 19-year-old woman was taken at gunpoint, to a home on McCleur Road where she stayed strapped in a bathroom for two days before she was able to escape.

He’s also tied to another kidnapping that happened Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

“We are not ready to disclose the course of the investigation at this time, but we have enough evidence that we were able to go ahead and charge him with that second incident,” said Commander Tyree Jones with the Jackson Police Department.

In that incident, a 27-year-old woman told police she was forced into a car while jogging on Northwest Street. She also managed to escape.

“I watch my surroundings; so they are going to have to come with the fight if they are going to try to kidnap me. You should always watch your surroundings, no matter what, because anybody can just take you away,” said Maye.

“It is an obvious concern to the public. Public safety measures, as well as individuals. We tell people all the time to check their surroundings, but again you have individuals who are out there on the streets conducting themselves in this manner and we are just grateful that we were able to capture him and identify him,” said Commander Jones.

Investigators do not believe Baker is tied to any other kidnappings that have happened in or around the city, however, they aren’t ruling that possibility out though.

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