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Man facing several charges after downtown standoff

Posted: 11:35 AM, Jan 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-25 13:28:42-05

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 Thursday afternoon after police received a call that a man walked into an apartment at the Princess Apartments on the 1000-block of North Water Street and tried to kidnap a 2-year-old old girl.

When officers arrived, the suspect 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 been accused of assaulting 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.