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[ISP] Craigslist Scam and Arrest
Start Date: 5/5/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/5/2014
Entry Description
Scott County-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.

When they arrived they discovered the victim had listed his car, a 2007 Dodge Charger, for sale on Craigslist. Marcus Forbes, 25, of Georgetown Circle #1 in Louisville, KY, allegedly contacted the victim via telephone and expressed interest in purchasing the car. 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.

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- Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Scottsburg City Police Department.
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Jerry Goodin
Phone: 812-248-4364
Email: jgoodin@isp.in.gov
Marcus Forbes
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