June 24, 2009

Mark Becker, Parkersburg Shooting Suspect

Tragic story, hope some justice can be found now that there's a suspect but it'll never make up for the loss suffered by Ed Thomas's family and many friends and loved ones.

Mark Becker, Parkersburg Shooting Suspect


Mark Becker has been taken in and arrested as the suspect in Ed Thomas's murder, at his Iowa High School wheree ark Becker was once his student/team member.

A news release from the Cedar Falls Police Department shows charges are pending against Mark Becker in Parkersburg after a June 20th incident involving vandalism and a high speed chase. After Becker was taken into custody in this case, he was transferred to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Cedar Falls Police planned to arrest Becker after the hospital notified he’d been released. It’s unclear whether Cedar Falls Police received that notification.

A review of online court records discloses that Mark Daryl Becker, 24, had been arrested Sunday by Parkersburg police on a felony charge of eluding. The court file relating to the charges against Becker wasn’t immediately available to reporters, according to the Butler County Clerk of Courts office.

That charge was one of four filed against Becker by police on Sunday including charges of speeding, reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign.

Online court records also disclose that Becker pleaded guilty to charges of assault causing injury, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief in the fourth degree in Black Hawk County in January and February. His toughest sentence was a four-day jail term with the remaining 86 days suspended on the assault charge. He also was charged with underage possession of alcohol in August 2004 and pleaded guilty to that charge a month later.

Mark Becker, Parkersburg Shooting suspect

Posted at June 24, 2009 3:22 PM

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