McGinty’s Bond Set At $250,000; Fugitive Contests Pennsylvania Extradition Warrant
A man wanted on robbery, kidnapping and other charges in Pennsylvania and arrested in Natrona County was ordered held on a $250,000 bond Thursday.
Marshall Glenn McGinty, 43, was captured after a cross-country trek that began in Berks County, Penn.
McGinty also was charged in Natrona County Circuit Court with one felony count of receiving stolen property, namely the blue 2012 Honda Fit he used in his 1,800-mile journey.
Assistant District Attorney Alan Dees recommended, and Circuit Court Judge Brian Christensen agreed, that McGinty should be held on a high bond.
"Your honor, given the allegations and the fugitive warrant of multiple felonies, misdemeanors in addition to the felony charge here in Wyoming; your honor, multiple law enforcement officers apprehended him with guns drawn because he had weapons," Dees said.
"He's an extreme danger to the community, your honor, and clearly he is a flight risk as well having no connections to this community," he said. "The state requests a $250,000 cash or surety (bond)."
McGinty declined to challenge Dees' bond request.
If he does not bond out of jail, he will have a preliminary hearing within 10 days to determine if his case should be bound over to state district court for trial.
Christensen also told McGinty he was wanted on a fugitive warrant out of Pennsylvania.
McGinty said he will contest the extradition warrant. He will have a hearing on that probably within two months.
McGinty, told Christensen he had lived at an address in Allentown for about two years, but had been incarcerated for the past year-and-a-half of that. He had a landscaping business for four years, the same time he had lived in Pennsylvania, he added.
Before living in Pennsylvania, the divorced father of two said he had lived outside Austin, Texas.
McGinty has a long criminal history, according to public records.
The current case began last week when the Pennsylvania State Police reported a man had been visited by McGinty a week earlier. McGinty told the man he was hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail and wanted information.
When the house-sitter returned home on Feb. 16, McGinty was in the house and pointed an AR15 assault rifle with a "'big curved clip'" at him, ordered him on the floor, bound his wrists, and waited until after dark to drive his Honda to a nearby town. McGinty forced him to use his bank card to withdraw $60 from an ATM. McGinty then drove him to a reservoir, and unbound his hands. McGinty then drove away in the Honda. During that time, McGinty told the house-sitter he had burglarized the house a year before.
The Pennsylvania State Police issued a fugitive warrant, charging McGinty with kidnap, unlawful restraint, burglary, robbery, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, "possession of firearm prohibited," simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and "possess access device knowing counterfeit, altered."
Wednesday, Casper police were notified he was in the area. He was located through his cell phone signals.
He was found in the Honda in the east side Walmart parking lot. Six officers approached him with guns drawn because of he weapons he was reported to have been carrying.