Scott, Marcelus Alfonzo
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
BATTERY-FAMILY VIOLENCE-SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION OR PRIOR FORCIBLE FELONY CONVICTION – M
FALSE IMPRISONMENT – F
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On 07/19/2022, I responded to [300 BLOCK] Blue Moon Xing apartment [REDACTED] in reference to a domestic altercation.
Upon my arrival, I spoke to the victim, [VICTIM #1], who advised her boyfriend, Marcelus Scott, hit her. Miss. [VICTIM #1] had scratches on both arms, bruising, a busted bleeding inner lip, and a swollen scratch on her neck. I asked Miss [VICTIM #1] what happened, and she stated Mr. Scott went through her phone while she was sleeping and found out she was talking to other males. Miss. [VICTIM #1] stated that he became enraged and slapped her across the side of her face twice.
Mr. Scott, according to Miss [VICTIM #1], refused to return her phone and repeatedly barred her from leaving the apartment. Miss [VICTIM #1] advised that she finally sat down and played the incident down enough that Mr. Scott gave her back her phone. Miss [VICTIM #1] stated it was at this time she began to text her friends to come to get her and if she didn’t answer the door, to call the police.
Miss [VICTIM #1] advised that she would text her friends to come over and then delete her messages so that Mr. Scott could not see them. Miss [VICTIM #1] stated her friends called her and Mr. Scott heard them say they were coming, so she told them not to come, while secretly texting them to still come to get her.
Miss. [VICTIM #1] stated that when her friends arrived, she was unable to answer the door due to Mr. Scott, and a short time later, her friends kicked the door open and entered the apartment. Miss [VICTIM #1] advised that when they entered the apartment, Mr. Scott grabbed her and pushed her into the apartment, locking the door behind him.
Miss [VICTIM #1] stated she felt like she was being held hostage, and Mr. Scott took her phone, so she had no way to communicate with anyone. Miss [VICTIM #1] further advised Mr. Scott told her he would let her leave tomorrow and when she told him she wanted to leave now, he would not let her leave the apartment. Miss [VICTIM #1] stated when he attempted to leave Mr. Scott grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against the wall.
The witnesses, [WITNESS #1] and [WITNESS #2], stated their friend, Miss [VICTIM #1], told them to come pick her up and to call the police if she did not answer the door when they arrived. The witness advised that when they were approximately 3 minutes away, Miss [VICTIM #1] called them and told them not to come, but then texted them to come. The witnesses stated when they got to the apartment, they knocked and no one would answer the door.
The witnesses said they could hear noises inside the apartment, and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in. The witnesses stated that when they entered, Mr. Scott grabbed Miss [VICTIM #1] and pushed her into the bedroom. The witnesses advised Mr. Scott locked the door and cut the lights off inside the room. The witnesses stated they used a knife to open the door and when they did they heard Miss [VICTIM #1] asking for her phone back while walking 2 in the dark.
The witnesses said when Miss [VICTIM #1] got the phone from Mr. Scott, she threw it out of the room, and Mr. Scott dove to get the phone. The witnesses stated they told Mr. Scott they were calling the police and exited the apartment. The witnesses stated that Miss [VICTIM #1] attempted to leave the apartment, but Mr. Scott grabbed her by the neck and slammed her into the wall, stopping her from leaving the apartment.
The witnesses stated Mr. Scott finally released Miss [VICTIM #1] when he thought he observed police arriving on the scene and yelled to Miss [VICTIM #1], “Tell them nothing happened, it was a mistake.”
Mr. Scott first stated that nothing physical happened, only verbal, but then changed his story. Mr. Scott advised Miss [VICTIM #1] discovered he was talking to other women by checking his phone and became irate. Mr. Scott stated that Miss [VICTIM #1] attempted to mess with his breathing device on his throat that he had to wear due to being shot and he “mushed” (pushed) her away.
Mr. Scott advised Miss [VICTIM #1]’s friends kicked the door in randomly and told him they would spray pepper spray on his breathing device. Mr. Scott stated that when they told him they were calling the police, he told them to go ahead.
Mr. Scott informed us that the apartment had a camera inside it, and we could also see the messages sent between them. Mr. Scott advised he did take Miss [VICTIM #1]’s phone at on point during the argument. Mr. Scott stated the injuries on Miss [VICTIM #1] were from a previous fight she had with another female.
When asked about the camera footage, Miss [VICTIM #1] advised there was no camera footage and when she showed the messages between them, her messages were deleted.
Mr. Scott was determined to be the predominant aggressor and was placed under arrest for Battery DVA and False Imprisonment. Mr. was seat belted in the rear of my marked patrol vehicle and transported to the CCDC without incident.
Mr. Scott signed his waiver forms and was given a $3,500 bond with a court date of October 20, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.
Miss [VICTIM #1] was issued a CRN and a domestic violence pamphlet.
[WITNESS #1], [WITNESS #2], and Miss [VICTIM #1] were issued subpoenas.
EMS was offered and refused.
[End of Narrative]