LAKE CITY—One of Clayton County's Ten Most Wanted suspects in in jail after a Lake City Police officer stopped him when his tag reader allegedly flagged the suspect for not having car insurance.
Marcus Dwaine Parks, Jr., 35, of Conley, who also is known as Dwaine Marcus Parks, was wanted for aggravated assault when he was pulled over at Jonesboro Road and Forest Parkway around 1 a.m. on Sept. 6.
Lake City Police Chief Anthony Whitmire said Ofc. Brian Rowe stopped Parks after "a routine check of the license tag that showed the vehicle was uninsured."
According to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Parks allegedly used a box cutter to "cut a man the length of five inches from the top of the man’s ear to his neck" Aug. 1.
Parks made first appearance Sept. 6 before Judge Wanda Dallas, who denied bond. His next appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 24 in Room 201.
Whitmire praised Rowe's efforts, saying "Officer Rowe is a very proactive police officer and has been involved in numerous cases in which he has taken dangerous criminals off the streets of Lake City as they were passing through. Our police department is very protective of our city and our citizens and are constantly on the lookout for those that may present a threat to them."