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$500,000 bond set for woman connected to disappearance of Temple pair

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Published: Jan. 29, 2019 at 4:43 PM CST
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One of the women with ties to the disappearance and subsequent death of Michael Swearingin and Jenna Scott was no longer listed as an inmate in a Michigan jail.

Maya Maxwell, who had been listed as an inmate in the Muskegon County Jail since mid-January, was removed from the roster Tuesday afternoon.

According to a jail assistant, the transfer began Tuesday morning.

Just before 10:45 p.m., online records show she was booked into the Bell County Jail.

On Wednesday, her bond was set at $500,000.

Maxwell, 26, was arrested on Jan. 11 in Muskegon on a Bell County warrant charging tampering with evidence, admitted that “she was involved with leaving Swearingin’s vehicle in Austin in hopes to conceal it from law enforcement, a warrant affidavit says.

She is one of three people with ties to the disappearance of Swearingin and Scott.

Cedric Marks, whom police identified as Scott's ex-boyfriend, was arrested on Jan. 8 in Kent County, Mich., on a Temple burglary warrant stemming from a break-in on Aug. 21, 2018 at Scott’s home.

Temple police have not identified him as a person of interest or suspect in Scott’s and Swearingin’s disappearance and deaths.

Scott and Swearingin, who were longtime friends, were last heard from at 3 a.m. on Jan. 4 and were last known to be together at Swearingin’s home in Temple.

Another woman, Marks wife, Ginell McDonough, 37, who was also arrested on Jan. 11 in Muskegon on a charge of harboring a fugitive and was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bond,

She’s accused of harboring Marks, Matt Roberts, the chief trial attorney with the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office said.