NEWS RELEASE: MPD Releases 2018 Crime Statistics
The Marshall Police Department, with the help of the citizens of Marshall, saw a reduction in the crimes reported overall for the 2018 statistics compared to 2017. There were a total of 2,256 crimes reported in 2018; a 15 percent drop from the 2,653 crimes reported in 2017. One of the areas of crime with a major decline was the number of building burglaries. There were 35 building burglaries reported in 2018, whereas, in 2017 there were 92. Thanks to more citizens locking their vehicle doors, auto burglaries also declined by 35 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. One of the areas of crime that saw an increase was the number of homicides. In 2017, there was one homicide, however, in 2018, the city saw two.
The two homicides in 2018 were the murders of 31-year-old Leon Bowman and 30-year-old Justin Williams. Bowman and Williams were discovered on March 2, 2018 at approximately 1:40 p.m. inside a duplex in the 1500 block of E. Fannin Street. A warrant charging 46-year-old Jesus Molina Delatorre with Capital Murder was issued as a result of the investigation. Delatorre has not yet been apprehended.
“I ask everyone to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Please lock the doors of your residences and vehicles. If you see any suspicious activity, please call the Marshall Police Department with a good description of the event,” said Marshall Police Chief Cliff Carruth. “Please continue to partner with us in making our community safer.”
These are the 2018 crime statistics for the City of Marshall as reported by our automated crime reporting system to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department