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Clark County

February 19, 2013

Man charged in carjacking with mom in tow

Charlestown man threatens mother, forces her behind wheel

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CHARLESTOWN —

Buba was then transported to Charlestown Police Department where his sister and mother were providing statements. 

“ ... Buba became irate and began to scream and what sounded like an attempt to pull the book-in bench from the wall,” according to the police report.

An officer then tried to calm him down.

“I spoke with Marcus [Buba] about his behavior, in which he advised he was upset for having to sit at the police department for so long and wanted to be transported to the jail,” the officer put into the report.

He also told police that they were “chasing ghosts,” and that no one would come to make a report against him.

Charlestown police officers had been notified by Sellersburg police Feb. 10 that Buba had made remarks that he intended on “forcing” law enforcement’s hand if he were ever taken into custody, and that he would come at officers with a knife in order to get himself killed.

Buba was preliminarily charged with carjacking, a class B felony, and intimidation, a class D felony, before being taken to the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex in Jeffersonville.

He has yet to be officially charged, and court records do not reflect the time of his initial hearing.

According to court records, Buba is due in a Clark County court in April for a pending case in which he was charged with class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury in August.

In 2011, Buba pleaded guilty in Clark County to intimidation — threaten[ing] another with intent that they engage in conduct against will, a class A misdemeanor.

In October 2010, Buba was charged with A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. The charge was taken under advisement, and an agreed resolution was met at a later date.

He also has other battery convictions.

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