Saturday, December 08, 2001

Husband sought after shooting

Wife just obtained protective order

By David Eck
Enquirer Contributor

        FAIRFIELD — About 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Susan Thompson was granted a protection order against her husband, Marcus J. Hayes.

        Less than hours later, the Fairfield woman and a companion were suffering from gunshot wounds — inflicted, police say, by Mr. Hayes.

        Ms. Thompson, 38, was in fair condition Friday afternoon at Mercy Hospital Fairfield. Her companion, Cephuse Cardwell, 53, of Hamilton, was in fair condition at University Hospital.

        The two were shot in the parking lot of Ms. Thompson's West Point Pleasant Circle condominium complex just after 9 p.m., police said. Mr. Cardwell was shot in the face, and Ms. Thompson was shot in the legs and buttocks.

        Warrants accuse Mr. Hayes, 40, of two counts of felonious assault, Fairfield Police Lt. Ken Colburn said. Mr. Marcus remained at large Friday afternoon and police departments throughout the region were looking for him.

        Mr. Hayes is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds.

        The protective order required Mr. Hayes to stay away from Ms. Thompson, to have no contact with her and to vacate the condominium.

        But police reports say Mr. Hayes broke the sliding glass door to the condo and chased Ms. Thompson and Mr. Cardwell outside before shooting them.


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