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24-year-old sentenced on cocaine and battery charges in Rockford


A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in jail on cocaine charges and three years for aggravated domestic battery.

In September 2011, Rockford Police responded to Rockford Memorial Hospital, where they met with a woman who was bleeding heavily from the mouth. The victim said she and a friend had driven to the building where her boyfriend, Cedric Marks, lived. Upon their arrival Marks asked why they went there and punched the victim in the mouth. The victim began bleeding and felt her tooth was loose.

Marks pled guilty to the charges of aggravated domestic battery and was sentenced to three years in prison on July 26, 2012.

On the same day, Marks pled guilty to the charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine in a drug free zone and was sentenced to six years in jail. The cocaine charge stemmed from an incident in October of 2011 when officers went to a residence on Forest Hills Road to serve a warrant on Marks.

There, officers say they witnessed Marks throw something onto the roof of the residence from a balcony. The object, which was later retrieved, was a backpack that contained cash, two cell phones, and two individually wrapped baggies of cocaine. A digital scale was also found in Marks' back pants pocket. The residence was 485 feet from Grace Family Church, making the area a drug free zone.

Both sentences will be served concurrently.


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