A man accused of pretending to be a U.S. Marshal will face the grand jury for possible indictment.
At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in Richmond County Civil Court, Chief Judge William D. Jennings III ruled probable cause existed to send charges of impersonating a public officer and theft by deception against Buddy T. Mount .
Mount, 43, was arrested in South Carolina and extradited to Augusta in December. Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Anthony Gregory testified Tuesday that Mount admitted he affixed a toy badge, handcuffs and holster with what appeared to be a real gun and went to the Toys R Us store on June 18 pretending to be a U.S. Marshal. He convinced a young clerk he needed to check the serial numbers on two Xbox One games and fled after receiving the games, Gregory testified.
Mount told the investigator he stole the games to sell on the street to get money to buy heroin.