Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – One suspect is in custody, another is still on the loose, and a third has not been identified in the brutal beating death of Carnell Marshall on Syracuse’s South Side.
Syracuse Police arrested Gregory Ware on Saturday and revealed that they were still on the lookout for Lewis Swift
. A third assailant mentioned in court documents has not been named.
The court documents detail a savage attack on the victim. According to police, the assailants struck Marshall in the head and body with a two-by-four board while he lay on the ground and stripped him down to his T-shirt and one sock, dragging him to different locations.
They also burned Marshall with cigarettes as he “lay on the ground, crying out for help.” In the final moments of the attack, police say the suspects dragged Marshall into a vacant lot where they continued to beat him.
Police say the suspects then left Marshall to die, believing he would die undiscovered before help arrived.
Marshall’s body wasn’t discovered until two days later behind Mavis Discount Tire
on South Salina Street. On Friday, police announced that the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office had ruled Marshall’s death a homicide.
Gregory Ware was arraigned on Saturday on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police also announced on Saturday that they're looking for 31-year-old Lewis Swift. They described Swift as 6-foot-1 and 160 pounds with a tattoo on his neck. They said he also goes by the name “LA.”
Anyone who has information on Swift's location is asked to call Syracuse Police at (315) 442-5222 or 911 immediately. All calls will be kept confidential.