Indiana State Police arrested a 25-year-old Louisville man after a Craiglist scam in which he had allegedly tried to steal the car, and high jacking it with the owner along.
Marcus Forbes, 25, of Georgetown Circle #1 in Louisville, KY, was arrested and was booked into the Scott County Jail.
He allegedly contacted the victim via telephone and expressed interest in purchasing a 2007 Dodge Charger that had been listed on Craiglist. After days of ongoing communication, Marcus Forbes, along with several other of his associates, drove to the victim’s residence in Scottsburg to arrange and finalize the deal.
On Saturday May 3rd at approximately 4:34 pm, troopers were dispatched to Interstate #65 South at the 25 Mile Marker reference an attempted car theft.
After a short time, the people who came with Marcus Forbes left him at the residence, while Marcus Forbes allegedly stayed waiting on a family member to bring him money to purchase the car. After hours of waiting, Marcus Forbes and the victim went for a test drive of the vehicle. During the test drive the victim, sitting in the passenger’s seat, asked Marcus Forbes to drive back to his residence. Marcus Forbes refused and drove onto Interstate #65 South where he continued to ignore requests to stop the vehicle.
The victim was armed with a handgun and brandished it after several miles of Marcus Forbes allegedly refusing to stop the vehicle. The victim was also in possession of a cell phone which he used to contact the police. Near the 25 Mile Marker, Marcus Forbes stopped the vehicle where police officers arrived and Marcus Forbes was arrested and charged with Criminal Confinement, Class C Felony; Conversion, Class C Felony; Attempted Theft, Class D Felony and False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor. He was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.
Assisting Agencies were the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Scottsburg City Police Department.