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Decatur police officer Mac Bailey Marquette arrested and charged for the murder of Steve Perkins

His bond was set at $30,000, and he has since posted bail.



Decatur police officer Mac Bailey Marquette was arrested for murder in connection to the shooting death of Steve Perkins, as announced by Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson on Friday.

The 23-year-old Marquette turned himself in at the Morgan County Jail on Thursday and was taken into custody.

Arrested on a grand jury warrant for murder, Marquette was subsequently booked into the Morgan County Jail. His bond was set at $30,000, and he has since posted bail.

The incident involved the shooting and killing of Perkins outside his home during the early hours of September 29 by officers from the Decatur Police Department, amid a dispute with a tow truck driver.

Of the four officers connected to Perkins’ death—Christopher Mukkadam, Joey Williams, and Vance Summers—only Marquette faced charges, as he was the sole officer reported to have fired shots at Perkins, according to Anderson’s statement on Friday.

Following the Perkins shooting, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling declared the termination of three out of the four officers, while the fourth was placed on suspension. Subsequently, all four officers appealed this disciplinary action, with hearings scheduled for the end of January.