MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The latest case against Eric Buzbee will be heard by a Mobile County grand jury. The repeat offender, who was once acquitted of murder in Baldwin County, already has multiple cases waiting to be heard for possible indictments. The most recent arrest involved a stolen truck.
Details of the case against Eric Buzbee by Port Authority Police were presented to a judge Monday, June 24.
"Has a crime been committed? Well the guy says his truck was taken. There's some strange facts on that," said defense attorney Joe Altadonna.
Altadonna argued the truck was loaned to Buzbee. Testimony from the arresting port authority officer said otherwise. The officer testified that when he ran the tag of the vehicle it had come back stolen in Baldwin County. He said that Buzbee at first lied and said the truck belonged to a friend. The officer said he offered to wait on the friend. Then Buzbee's story changed. The officer said he told him he was headed to Texas, but got as far as Louisiana, and ran out of money.
Buzbee is charged with receiving stolen property. Judge Bob Sherling did give Buzbee a bond in this case, but that doesn't mean he's getting out of jail.
"He can't right now because he's got no bond in older cases based on this arrest," Altadonna said.
Buzbee's attorney said he might possibly file a motion in the case before it's heard by the grand jury,
Buzbee was tried three times and eventually acquitted of the murder of Spanish Fort service station owner Bobby Wilson. Since his last trial, he's been arrested eight times in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
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