Man on parole faces multiple charges


A man currently on on parole is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly involved in two separate incidents Sunday, including shooting another man.

Derrick Marks, 36, allegedly fired several shots at Hector Garcia, 37, after the two left a bar, with one of the shots hitting Garcia in the leg, Detective Michael Roberts said during a court hearing Tuesday for Marks.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Marks and Garcia were thrown out of Di’s Bar and Grill at 1400 S. Blake St. after Marks got involved in an altercation, and when they got into Garcia’s vehicle, Marks allegedly put a gun to Garcia’s head and said “he should kill him.”

Garcia told police he jumped out of the vehicle and heard several shots but didn’t realize he had been hit until he saw blood on his leg. Marks allegedly drove off in Garcia’s vehicle.

In a separate incident, Marks allegedly pulled up to a man walking on West 13th Avenue in a black Chevrolet and asked the man for a cigarette, Roberts said in a second affidavit.

The man, who was not identified in court, said he told Marks that he didn’t have a cigarette and Marks allegedly pulled into a driveway, got out of the vehicle with a gun in his hand and struck the man in the head before firing shots that missed.

Roberts said Garcia’s vehicle was found parked across the street from Marks’ house.

Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said Marks had previous convictions dating back to 1996, including residential burglary, first-degree battery, aggravated assault, theft of property, robbery and multiple drug-related charges.

Because of the multiple prior felonies, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 cash-only bond for Marks after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree battery, aggravated assault, third-degree battery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Marks was also ordered to have no contact with either victim until the case is settled.

Even though a bond was set on the new allegations, Marks will not be able to post it because he was served with a parole hold and will be held without bond pending a hearing to determine if he should be sent back to prison to complete his sentence.