UPDATE: Man Arrested for Making Threats with a Gun

Updated Press Release – On September 13, Curtis Marks was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. The charge stems from an incident that occurred in the same area on August 28, in which Marks reportedly threatened a man with a metal baseball bat and demanded his phone. According to reports, the victim refused, at which point Marks swung the bat at him, narrowly missing him. At that time, the victim relinquished the phone and left the area. Marks was identified as the suspect and APD detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest. Marks was charged while still in the Rapides Parish Detention Center on $55,500 bond.


Original Story – Press Release – On September 11, at around 4:40 pm, APD responded to the 2200 block of East Sycamore Drive, to a disturbance involving a weapon. When police arrived, they encountered several witnesses who said the suspect, identified as Curtis Marks, 24, of Alexandria, had a gun and had threatened everyone present.

According to statements given to officers, Marks had been in a verbal altercation with another male who was present. Marks then allegedly left the area, but quickly returned with a gun, which he waved around and pointed at several people, including children who were present. Several people told officers this was typical behavior of Marks, who threatens and harasses people in the area regularly.

While police were speaking to witnesses, Marks emerged from behind on of the houses in the area and approached the officers. While approaching, Marks dropped his pants and exposed his genitals and put his hands up. Officers gave several orders for Marks to pull his pants up, as several children were still around, and Marks eventually did, at which point he was taken into custody.

Marks was charged with Disturbing the Peace, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Obscenity. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.