Suspect in kidnap-assault has history of domestic violence

Published on Monday, 8 January 2018 21:44
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - The man accused of assaulting and kidnapping a woman Sunday was out on bond in a previous domestic violence case, court records show.

Shaquille Marquez, 21, with a last known address of 535 Ellis Street, has been on the lam since Sunday when police said he grabbed a woman he was in a domestic relationship with and forced her into his car.

Police received multiple calls reporting that a man was assaulting a woman at 194 East St. and had forced her into his vehicle and drove away. Marquez eluded West Hartford, East Hartford and state police after they tried to pull him over after the incident.

The car he used is described as a black Honda with the Connecticut license plate AF37072.

The car also has tinted windows, chrome rims and “V-Tech” written in red lettering on the lower doors, bystanders said.

The woman was later found safe.

Marquez was free on bond for a domestic violence arrest when Sunday’s incident occurred, according to court documents. In the previous domestic violence case, Marquez argued with a woman in May and then struck a parked vehicle owned by someone involved in the altercation and then drove away. He was served with an arrest warrant in September charging him with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane in that case.

He was released after posting $15,000 bond and a judge issued a protective order in the case. It is unclear if the woman involved in the May incident was the same woman he allegedly kidnapped Sunday.

New Britain police obtained a warrant Sunday charging Marquez with violating conditions of his release. They are also seeking a second warrant charging him with assault and kidnapping in Sunday’s incident, Chief James Wardwell said.

Marquez was scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court Monday in the May domestic violence. He did not show up in court Monday and will be receiving a letter from the bail commissioner informing him that his new court date is Feb. 2, court officials said.

Anyone who has information on Marquez is asked to call 860-826-3000 or the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199. Tips can also be left at .

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 8 January 2018 21:44. Updated: Monday, 8 January 2018 21:46.