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883435 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-10-31 03:02:50.0 UTC 2008-10-30T23:02:50.000-04:00 jail-escapee-marston-caught-after-four-days Published 2008-11-02 19:58:38.0 UTC 2008-11-02T14:58:38.000-05:00 news/publicsafety/crime DTI 44527301 TAMPA — Even though he made a clean escape from the Falkenburg Road Jail, Raymond W. Marston Jr., 50, just couldn't stay away from the Town 'N Country area he used to call home. Deputies apprehended him at 4:08 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area near Sheldon and Mohr roads, according to Dennis Aherns, communications supervisor for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Marston had escaped Sunday night after faking a heart attack and giving the slip to a deputy who left him unattended momentarily to check on whether his escort was coming. Detectives think Marston climbed a drain pipe, finessed the razor wire on the roof and made his escape through a jail construction site. Deputies caught up with him only yards from the scene of the crime he was suspected of committing in the first place. On May 26, a man confronted a 21-year-old woman as she walked down Sheldon Road on her way home from work. He hit her in the face eight or nine times, covered her head with his T-shirt and made her crawl along a bridge walkway, deputies said. The man sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her and stole money out of her purse. Picked up the next day on a trespassing charge, Marston fit the description of the robber, so his DNA was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for examination. In June, the FDLE said the sample matched the rapist's. Sunday's escape was the second time Marston had slipped out of the hands of his jailers. He made a similar run in 1982 after being picked up for robbery, and managed to stay on the run just two days that time. After word of his latest escape got out, people who knew him from the homeless camp in the area said they've been living in fear. "We've got girlfriends, sisters, mothers and nieces in this area," said Jack Jackson, 40. "We didn't want a rapist out on the streets." Jackson and his brother, Randall, 47, had been sitting behind the Latin Mini-Mart on Sheldon Road and Jackson Springs Road when they saw Marston riding a bike away from the store. Jack Jackson, who's currently living in the homeless camp, used his brother's cell phone to call 911 at 1:13 p.m. "I'm just glad that we helped catch him," he said. "I don't know if he did what they say he did, but he escaped from jail and I didn't want him out here." Deputies converged in full force, with canine units and a helicopter help from Tampa police, Maj. Albert Frost said. "There were at least 60 deputies out here," Frost said. "We came out and secured the area. We didn't stop traffic, but anything moving I knew what was in it." Then the search was on and five schools in the area went on lockdown as a precaution. Bay Crest Elementary, Davis Elementary, Dickenson Elementary, Incarnation Catholic School and Berkeley Prep were told to keep students inside unless their parents came to retrieve them, Frost said. The public schools delayed the regular 2:15 p.m. dismissal for car or bus riders about 10 minutes and kept students who walked home until about 3:15 p.m., school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said. Parents whose children were held at the school were called. Incarnation Catholic School at 5111 Webb Road dismissed students at 3:45 p.m. Jack Jackson said Marston has a girlfriend who lives in the area, and he saw her with deputies after the arrest. Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, said that no other arrests have been made in the case. Marston worked with Randall Jackson for a time doing odd jobs because they could not find steady work, Jackson said. Jack Jackson said Marston never did drugs or drank until after his mother died a few years ago. Robbyn Mitchell can be reached at (813) 226-3373 or rmitchell@sptimes.com. Robbyn Mitchell, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime Jail escapee Marston caught after four days RMITCHELLN The rape suspect is picked up after four days. 4STB B Section dhvr2gjj2vxc dhvr2 Jail escapee caught in old stomping grounds Town 'N Country 1 marston103108.4st Jail escapee caught in old stomping grounds 2008-10-31 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-10-31T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/10/30/44527301-jail-escapee-marston-caught-after-four-days StaffArticle news,public safetyPublic Safetynews,public safety,crimeCrimeTAMPA — Even though he made a clean escape from the Falkenburg Road Jail, Raymond W. Marston Jr., 50, just couldn't stay away from the Town 'N Country area he used to call home.Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,CrimeHillsborough,News,Public Safety,CrimeRobbyn Mitchell 380993 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:40:51.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:51.000-04:00 robbyn-mitchell published 2015-10-05 18:24:03.0 UTC 2015-10-05T14:24:03.000-04:00 Robbyn Mitchell <p>Robbyn Mitchell covers pop culture, entertainment, night life, local events and arts for <i>tbt*</i> and the <i>Times</i>. She is a native of Washington, D.C., and a 2007 graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33746217 Robbyn Mitchell covers pop culture, entertainment, night life, local events and arts for tbt* and the Times. She is a native of Washington, D.C., and a 2007 graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. <p>Phone: (813) 226-3373</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:rmitchell@tampabay.com">rmitchell@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/RMitchellTimes/">@RMitchellTimes</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2015/05/robbynmitchellprofile_15286528.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746217-robbyn-mitchell AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:40:51.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:51.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ROBBYN MITCHELL</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2263480 2016-01-31 02:32:11.0 UTC 7 Months Ago 2-remaining-california-jail-escapees-are-captured-in-san-francisco news/nation 2 remaining California jail escapees are captured in San Francisco StaffArticle 2277572 2016-05-16 16:23:44.0 UTC 3 Months Ago four-days-after-sudden-stall-busch-gardens-sheikra-roller-coaster-reopens news/business/tourism Four days after sudden stall, Busch Gardens' Sheikra roller coaster reopens StaffArticle 2263822 2016-02-03 03:39:31.0 UTC 7 Months Ago arrest-report-burglar-caught-after-dropping-phone-at-crime-scene news/publicsafety/crime Arrest report: Burglar caught after dropping phone at crime scene StaffArticle <p> TAMPA — Even though he made a clean escape from the Falkenburg Road Jail, Raymond W. Marston Jr., 50, just couldn't stay away from the Town 'N Country area he used to call home. </p> <p> Deputies apprehended him at 4:08 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area near Sheldon and Mohr roads, according to Dennis Aherns, communications supervisor for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. </p> <p> Marston had escaped Sunday night after faking a heart attack and giving the slip to a deputy who left him unattended momentarily to check on whether his escort was coming. </p> <p> Detectives think Marston climbed a drain pipe, finessed the razor wire on the roof and made his escape through a jail construction site. </p> <p> Deputies caught up with him only yards from the scene of the crime he was suspected of committing in the first place. </p> <p> On May 26, a man confronted a 21-year-old woman as she walked down Sheldon Road on her way home from work. He hit her in the face eight or nine times, covered her head with his T-shirt and made her crawl along a bridge walkway, deputies said. The man sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her and stole money out of her purse. </p> <p> Picked up the next day on a trespassing charge, Marston fit the description of the robber, so his DNA was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for examination. In June, the FDLE said the sample matched the rapist's. </p> <p> Sunday's escape was the second time Marston had slipped out of the hands of his jailers. He made a similar run in 1982 after being picked up for robbery, and managed to stay on the run just two days that time. After word of his latest escape got out, people who knew him from the homeless camp in the area said they've been living in fear. </p> <p> &quot;We've got girlfriends, sisters, mothers and nieces in this area,&quot; said Jack Jackson, 40. &quot;We didn't want a rapist out on the streets.&quot; </p> <p> Jackson and his brother, Randall, 47, had been sitting behind the Latin Mini-Mart on Sheldon Road and Jackson Springs Road when they saw Marston riding a bike away from the store. </p> <p> Jack Jackson, who's currently living in the homeless camp, used his brother's cell phone to call 911 at 1:13 p.m. </p> <p> &quot;I'm just glad that we helped catch him,&quot; he said. &quot;I don't know if he did what they say he did, but he escaped from jail and I didn't want him out here.&quot; </p> <p> Deputies converged in full force, with canine units and a helicopter help from Tampa police, Maj. Albert Frost said. </p> <p> &quot;There were at least 60 deputies out here,&quot; Frost said. &quot;We came out and secured the area. We didn't stop traffic, but anything moving I knew what was in it.&quot; </p> <p> Then the search was on and five schools in the area went on lockdown as a precaution. </p> <p> Bay Crest Elementary, Davis Elementary, Dickenson Elementary, Incarnation Catholic School and Berkeley Prep were told to keep students inside unless their parents came to retrieve them, Frost said. </p> <p> The public schools delayed the regular 2:15 p.m. dismissal for car or bus riders about 10 minutes and kept students who walked home until about 3:15 p.m., school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said. Parents whose children were held at the school were called. </p> <p> Incarnation Catholic School at 5111 Webb Road dismissed students at 3:45 p.m. </p> <p> Jack Jackson said Marston has a girlfriend who lives in the area, and he saw her with deputies after the arrest. </p> <p> Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, said that no other arrests have been made in the case. </p> <p> Marston worked with Randall Jackson for a time doing odd jobs because they could not find steady work, Jackson said. </p> <p> Jack Jackson said Marston never did drugs or drank until after his mother died a few years ago. </p> <p> Robbyn Mitchell can be reached at (813) 226-3373 or rmitchell@sptimes.com. </p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:55:21