Vicky Ellen Marks (left) and Debbie Lou Marks

Dexter Eugene Marks (left) and Dexter Eugene Marks Jr.


Parkersburg City Police responded to a 4:40 a.m. call to a domestic disturbance at 824 Dickel Avenue, according to Sgt. Greg Collins, involving former residents of Calhoun County.

Upon arrival, officers allegedly found Dexter Marks Jr., 22, screaming at his mother Debbie Marks, 40.

Dexter Marks Jr. allegedly refused to comply with officers' instructions, reportedly taking a seat on the couch and refusing to move, while continuing to scream at officers and his mother, said Sgt. Collins.

Officer J.M. Cumpston attempted to take Dexter Marks Jr. into custody with another resident, Vicky Marks, 21, allegedly grabbing Officer Cumpston in an attempt to prevent the arrest.

Officer K.M. Day pulled Vicky Marks away from Officer Cumpston, only to find himself in a physical altercation with her.

As Officer Day was attempting to arrest Vicky Marks, Debbie Marks allegedly grabbed Officer Day from behind in an attempt to prevent the arrest, according to Sgt. Collins. Officer Cumpston was able to secure Dexter Marks Jr. and assist Officer Day by pulling Debbie Marks off of him.

Both Vicky Marks and Debbie Marks allegedly continued to be combative and attempt to strike both officers, reportedly running out of breath and tiring on several occasions, only to re-engage the officers after recovering.

OC spray was used on Vicky Marks appearing to have little or no effect. Throughout the incident, Dexter Marks Sr., 48, allegedly continuously placed himself in the way attempting to prevent the arrests of his family members while screaming threats to the officers, according to police.

Several officers from midnight shift arrived on scene and all parties were taken into custody. All persons were transported to headquarters for processing and placed in the Wood County Holding Center to await arraignment in Wood County Magistrate Court.

Dexter Marks was charged with obstructing and released on $500.00 bond.

Dexter Marks Jr. was charged with obstructing and released on $500.00 bond.

Vicky Marks was charged with two counts of battery of a police officer and obstructing, and was released on $2,500.00 bond.

Debbie Marks was also charged with two counts of battery of a police officer and obstructing, and released on $2,500.00 bond.

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