Mark Zack is not asking people to apprehend 27-year-old Cedric Powe, but to provide police with information that leads to Powe’s arrest. In exchange, Zack is willing to pay $500.
Zack’s daughter was the girlfriend of Powe, when in December Powe reportedly beat and choked her, causing her to lose the vision in one eye.
A Marion County judge has reportedly issued a felony warrant for Powe’s arrest in connection with the incident.
Powe is believed to have fled to the south-side of St. Louis, Mo., where he is known as “Moe.” He’s described as a black man, 5-feet 8-inches tall, 140-pounds, with a large scar in the middle of his forehead. He is known to wear some type of cap at all times and has tattoos on both arms.
In 2008, Powe was arrested and charged in Jefferson County with domestic battery and obstruction of justice.
He ultimately pleaded guilty to the greater charge of felony obstruction and was sentenced to one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In exchange for his guilty plea, however, the domestic battery charge was dismissed.
On Dec. 27, an order of protection was issued in Marion County court for Zack’s daughter against Powe.
However, Powe has twice been charged with violation of an order of protection; once in 2008 in Clinton County for which he was convicted, and in 2009 in Marion County for which prosecutors elected to not pursue prosecution, instead setting aside the case for a possible later prosecution. It is unclear why the initial orders of protection Powe violated were issued against him.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cedric Powe is asked to contact the Centralia Police Department at 618-533-7608, or your local law enforcement agency.