EAST ST. LOUIS — Within an hour and a half of the U.S. Marshals Service being asked by their counterparts in Minnesota to find and arrest a man with ties to East St. Louis and St. Louis on aggravated arm robbery charges, the Southern Illinois marshals nabbed their man.
Marcus Orlando Glass was wanted by the St. Paul, Minn., police in connection with a shooting that occurred at 1116 Reaney in St. Paul and an aggravated armed robbery that occurred on April 22 in Ramsey County, Minn.
Glass, 38, who is originally from East St. Louis, fled from Minnesota after he was interviewed by police in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on the parking lot of a Taco Bell Restaurant in Ramsey County.
A nationwide warrant was issued for his capture, and on Friday he was captured in East St. Louis.
Several members of the U.S. Marshals Service caught up with him at 25th Street and Caseyville Avenue while he was driving his 2004 dark blue Lexus SUV. The law officers had been provided a a description of the vehicle and the license plate registration from the St. Paul Police Department. Glass surrendered without incident,
Glass is charged with first-degree aggravated armed robbery in St. Paul. He is also a suspect in a robbery there.
The aggravated armed robbery occurred on April 22 in St. Paul. Bond for Glass was set at $75,000. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $35,000 fine or both.
Glass earlier was convicted of second-degree murder in Hennepin County, Minn. He served 12 years in prison and was recently released.
Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.