A 23-year-old Butte man faces felony robbery and vehicle theft charges after an alleged carjacking Tuesday afternoon in Butte that left a young driver with scrapes on her hands and knees, police said.
Officers responded around 4:45 p.m. to the 3900 block of Jupiter Lane, where a Butte teen told officers she’d stopped her vehicle because of a man standing in the road. The 15-year-old said the man then grabbed her, pulled her from the car and threw her to the ground. She said he claimed to be armed and said he needed her car, a 1996 Nissan Maxima.
After hearing a description of the alleged carjacker, police thought of a potential suspect, a man they said had acquaintances in the area and who was being sought for a mental health evaluation, according to a police report. Police showed the teen a photo of the suspect and she identified him as her alleged assailant, said Undersheriff George Skuletich.
Police said they checked a residence in the 3200 block of Quincy Street and shortly after 5 p.m. spotted the Nissan Maxima parked outside. After a search, they found Jordan J. Buhl hiding in a bedroom and arrested him around 5:30 p.m., police said. They said Buhl was not armed when apprehended.