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04-26-2019, 01:33 PM

Daytona police arrest serial rape suspect in 5 attacks

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DAYTONA BEACH — A transient was arrested Friday and police have linked him to at least five rapes in Daytona Beach and Holly Hill, said police Chief Craig Capri, who believes there are likely more victims.

Markeith Martin, 44, who has been arrested dozens of time in other crimes, admitted to forcibly raping and strangling women on the streets of Daytona Beach, Capri said.

05-06-2019, 05:39 AM

Judge denies bail for accused Volusia County serial rapist
DNA connected suspect to 2 more cases, police say

Updated: 5:23 PM, May 03, 2019

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The charges are stacking up for an accused serial rapist, 44-year-old Markeith Martin, who stood quiet in Volusia County court Friday facing new sexual battery charges.

Friday's court appearance was a stark contrast from earlier this week when Martin shouted, "I didn't do nothing that they said.":rolleyes:

Daytona Beach police said the convicted felon raped at least three women, one in 2017 and two in 2018. DNA evidence linked the accused serial rapist to the latest sexual assault cases that were released Thursday, according to police.

Investigators said a 31-year-old woman met Martin at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Ridgewood Avenue back in July 2017 and followed him and a woman to the Royal Inn Motel, where Martin gave the victim marijuana. Police said once Martin was alone with the victim, he "grabbed her by the throat and forced her to the bed," where he sexually assaulted her. The woman finally escaped and called authorities.

Another attack happened in July 2018. Martin approached the 36-year-old woman on Ridgewood Avenue, where investigators said he told her, "Come here" and brandished a knife. Martin reportedly forced her into the woods, where he raped and beat her repeatedly, before bringing her back her to the same motel, where police said he raped her again.