Clark County Resident Held at Knifepoint; New Washington Man Faces Felony Charges

Clark County Resident Held at Knifepoint; New Washington Man Faces Felony Charges


A New Washington man is in custody this morning after holding her at knifepoint yesterday. 

Marcus Andrew Buba, 27, New Washington, was arrested and taken into custody. He was charged with Criminal Confinement, a level 3 felony, and Felony Intimidation, a level 5 felony. 

On March 20, 2017, at approximately 11:44am, the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg received a 911 call reporting that a female was being held against her will and threatened at knife point at her boyfriend’s New Washington residence.   

The 911 call was made by the female victim’s coworker who said the victim contacted him advising she could not make it to work and that her boyfriend had threatened to stab her if she attempted to leave.  

The suspect also allegedly stated he would stab the victim if the police were contacted.

The coworker immediately called 911 and advised the Indiana State Police of the situation and a general area of the suspect’s residence, however, the caller was unable to provide a specific address or the name of the suspect. 
At approximately 1:30pm Officers from the Indiana State Police and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department located a blue PT Cruiser believed to be driven by the female victim at 6322 New Washington – Bethlehem Road. 

After a short period of surveillance, Officers surrounded the house and approached the front door. 

After knocking on the door the female victim ran from the residence to awaiting officers. 

Buba then exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The Indiana State Police were assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.  Marcus Buba was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.