COURT RECORDS: Probation Violated When Kevin Marks Allegedly Cut Up A Dolphin, Violating Florida Statute…
BY: SEVEN BRIDGES BUREAU | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE: Mr. Marks tells BocaNewsNow.com that the fish involved was Mahi Mahi. We note the incident report states ”dolphin filets.”
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — It has been exactly one year since Seven Bridges homeowner Kevin Marks was arrested in a flying mango dispute with his wife. The case, according to the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts, is still ongoing. Closing the case — battery cases in Florida are handled relatively quickly — was apparently delayed after Marks was charged with cutting up a Dolphin.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that Marks was charged with violating Florida’s ”landed in whole condition” requirement days after the alleged Mango attack. Here’s the Florida statute: “A person may not possess in or on Florida Waters a dolphin that has been beheaded, sliced, divided, filleted, ground, skinned, scaled, or deboned. This provision will not be construed to prohibit evisceration (gutting) of a dolphin, or removal of gills from a dolphin.”
While Marks was permitted to enter a pretrial diversion program for the Dolphin cutting, it delayed the closure of the Mango battery, which we reported this way in early July, 2021:
“Kevin Marks of the 16700 block of Picardy Way in Seven Bridges was jailed Wednesday on one count of domestic battery. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Marks’ home after he allegedly got into a fight — over mangos — with his wife.
Wrote one of the deputies: “I responded to (the home) located in the Seven Bridges Delray Beach in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival, (the victim) stated the following: she and her husband Kevin Marks were in a verbal argument She followed him outside to the side of the house where she pulled two mangos off the tree that Kevin has been nurturing. (The victim) took the mangos and tossed them into the bushes. Kevin became irate and took both his hands and pushed (the victim) down to the ground next to the raised garden bed.”
Marks pleaded guilty to battery and was sentenced to one year of probation during a hearing on September 10th. Marks also was required to enter a court approved ”Batterer’s Intervention Program,” ”Complete a mental health evaluation,” and agreed to “Waive confidentiality and release of information obtained during evaluation.”
Marks and his wife divorced on October 5th, 2021.
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