A neighborhood in Council Bluffs was sealed off last night when authorities thought they had cornered a dangerous fugitive. Twenty-four-year-old Marvin Baker is wanted on federal weapons charges as well as for an assault case last fall.
The victim, 24-year-old Keara O’Neil, had gone to check on a friend’s residence when she encountered Baker at an unlocked back door. He hit her so hard she was knocked out. The blow crushed O’Neil’s nasal cavity and she has undergone surgery, but some damage cannot be fixed.
Baker was not at the residence Monday night and remains on the loose. He is considered extremely dangerous and he may be armed with several weapons including a sawed-off shot gun and a stun gun. Baker has been seen in several Omaha neighborhoods. U.S. Federal Marshals are also looking for Baker. Anyone with information is advised to call 9-1-1.
By Karla James