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Man posts bond, gets arrested by border patrol

A Park Hills man who bonded out on a year-old St. Francois County grand jury indictment last week is in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol after authorities say he illegally crossed into and then back out of Mexico from the Del Rio area on Saturday.

Skyle T. Marberry, 51, of Park Hills, was arrested last week by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on a St. Francois County indictment for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The indictment was signed in April of 2013 but Marberry wasn’t arrested until last week. He immediately posted a $125,000 bond through a bail bond agent.

According to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, Marberry headed straight for Mexico after posting bond. A border patrol agent spotted Marberry illegally crossing into Mexico from an unauthorized location and tried to stop him but couldn’t. A little while later, Marberry crossed back into the United States. A border patrol agent again tried to stop Marberry but he ran. Authorities found and arrested him a short time later.

When officials here learned that he had crossed into Mexico, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte ordered Marberry’s bond revoked. As of this morning he remained in custody in Texas. Federal charges were pending.

The 2013 indictment alleges Marberry attempted to kill or cause seriously physical injury to a man by stabbing him in the arm on Oct. 2, 2012. According to the police reports, a deputy was dispatched to a stabbing victim at Parkland Health Center who was being transferred to Barnes in St. Louis.

The victim reported the incident occurred during a brief scuffle with another man at Old Vandergriff Road off of Route B but would not say who stabbed him.

Skyle Marberry

Skyle Marberry

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