From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: January 29, 2013
Contact: Lt. John Zerbonia
A warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court Tuesday, January 5th, charging Martez D. Peete with the Class A Felony of Assault 1st Degree – Serious Injury. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only. Peete remains in the Marion County Jail.
Detectives with the Hannibal Police Department arrested Martez D. Peete at approximately 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, in connection with the January 28th shooting in the 400 block of N. Arch. Detectives developed information that Peete was hiding at a residence in Mexico, Mo. Hannibal Detectives located Peete at the residence, hiding in an attic. Peete was arrested without incident and placed in the Marion County Jail on a Parole Violation detainer and a 24 hour hold pending warrants from the shooting. Hannibal Detectives were assisted with the arrest by officers of the Mexico Department of Public Safety.
At approximately 6:55 p.m. Monday night, Officers of the Hannibal Police Department responded to a shooting in the 400 block of N. Arch. The victim, a 38 year old black male, from Kansas City Mo, was struck twice and is being treated at Blessing Hospital in Quincy IL . The victim was first transported to Canton, MO by a friend then taken by ambulance to Blessing. The victims wounds do not appear to be life threatening. The suspect identified to police is 25 year old Martez D. Peete, of Hannibal. Peete remains at large and may be armed with a handgun. Based on the investigation thus far, this appears to be an isolated incident between the suspect and the victim. This is an on-going investigation and more information will be released when appropriate.