Grand Jury indicts Bainbridge man for two murders
Published 6:28 pm Friday, February 10, 2017
Antonio Demarquis Glenn was officially indicted by the Decatur County Grand Jury Tuesday for the murders of Quentieria Knight and Marcus Bell. Glenn was initially arrested by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office on April 30, 2016 for the murder of Knight.
As previously reported in The Post-Searchlight, Knight was found deceased in her car with multiple gunshot wounds early on the morning of April 29 after a citizen called in a suspicious car idling with its lights on, half in the road and half in the grass on Zorn Road near Highway 27 North.
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Glenn and Knight were both employees at Elberta Crate and Williams allegedly murdered her after requesting a ride home from work.
On May 9, a joint press conference was held between DCSO, Bainbridge Public Safety and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to announce that Glenn was also being investigated as a suspect in the Sept. 14, 2015 murder of Bell after evidence tying Glenn to the crime was found during the investigation of the Knight case.
Sheriff Wiley Griffin said in the press conference that “Some of the evidence they discovered in that search warrant were very significant to this this case and also very significant to another case of a murder that happened in the city of Bainbridge in September.”
According to the BPS incident report, witnesses at the scene said that Bell was murdered shot by a 26 year-old man that had identified himself as Scooter. Scooter is a known nickname for Glenn.
“We went looking for a black male that went by the name Scooter,” BPS investigator Chip Nix said. “We ran down several leads, but ultimately it was the forensic side of it with evidence that had been submitted from our murder and the county murder that linked the two together.”
Nix said that Glenn has not previously been question by BPS for the Bell murder before he was arrested in connection with the Knight murder.
Glenn has been indicted on one count each of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in relation to the murder of Knight and one count each of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in relation to the murder of Bell.
According to District Attorney Joe Mulholland, the difference between malice murder and felony murder is that malice murder requires “knowledge or forethought.”
“I don’t think the facts or circumstances of the [Bell] case warranted a malice murder indictment so I chose to propose it just for felony murder,” Mulholland said.
Glenn’s possible sentences if found guilty include life with the possibility of parole, life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
The plan is to try Glenn for both murders at the same time, but Mulholland said that no decision has been made on what type of sentence they will pursue.
“It is premature at this point to decide that kind of thing,” he said. “Right now, we are pleased that the grand jury felt like there was enough evidence to go forth with the case and we will proceed accordingly.”