There is one count in the new case which is rape by force/violence and duress. PC 261 (a) 2.
He also has other cases.
DDA Brie Bennett prosecuting. Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis representing Shirley.
A woman was in court to support Shirley. She was admonished by bailiff for trying to talk to him. Shirley mouthed "wtf" to her later as bail was set and he was being served with a CLETS order in court.
Markis also has other pending cases with charges that include taking a vehicle without an owner's consent, driving with a suspended and revoked license and failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility.
On 10/13/15 at about , an Officer with the Eureka Police Department spotted Markis Shirley walking near the 2500 block of Union Street. After a quick foot pursuit, Shirley was taken into custody near the 2500 block of California Street.
Shirley was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for sexual assault.
Original Press Release:
On 10-4-2015, at about 0555 hours, Eureka Police Officers responded to a locale downtown motel for a report of a rape that just occurred. Investigators have developed probable cause to arrest Markis Shirley for the sexual assault. If any person has information where Shirley is located call EPD Dispatch Center at 441-4044. If any person has information about this crime please contact Detective Harpham at 441-4305.
Shirley is described as a BMA, about 6’1”, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.