MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Eric Buzbee, who was acquitted in the murder of Bobby Wilson, has most recently been arrested in connection to a stolen car.
The Mobile Port Authority Police made the arrest Thursday, May 30. They said the car was found near Baker Street in Mobile. When they ran the plates, they found out it was stolen.
That's when some eyebrows were raised.
"When I was reading e-mails last night, I get copies of the police e-mails, I said, ‘I know that name,'" said Jimmy Lyons, Port Authority Director and CEO.
He said it's a coincidence that his officers arrested Buzbee.
"Eric Buzbee was arrested for burglarizing my brother's cabin and both of our boats. He is no stranger to the criminal justice system," said Lyons.
According to the Mobile and Baldwin County jail logs, this is the second time in two weeks he has been arrested.
The Baldwin County Corrections Center booked Buzbee on Thursday, May 16 for third degree burglary, two counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and third degree receiving stolen property.
The Mobile County Jail log shows he was booked Thursday on second degree receiving stolen property charges.
Buzbee was acquitted in the Bobby Wilson murder trial in 2009, after three trials. Wilson was found beaten and robbed in his Spanish Fort service station in 2007.
"Justice was served," Eric Buzbee said. "A waste of time is all it was. Poor police work."
Those were Buzbee's first words as a free man, as he walked out of the Baldwin County Jail after the trial in 2009. The first trial ended in a hung jury, the second in a mistrial.
Since he was acquitted, Buzbee has been in and out of the Mobile and Baldwin County jails, according to their logs.
In 2012, he was arrested in Mobile County for three counts of unlawful breaking and entering, theft of property, and receiving stolen property, among other charges.
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