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Plea Deal Expected for Stevens Point Man Accused of Stealing 2 Cars

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Mon 2:52 PM, April 22, 2014

A 22-year-old Stevens Point man accused of stealing two vehicles and attempting to steal a third prior to being arrested is expected to reach a plea deal in July.

Jonathan Bubla is charged with burglary, taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, criminal damage to property, possession of THC, and two counts of bail jumping.

Deputies say on October 18 Bubla stole the first vehicle, got it stuck in a ditch. Stole a second vehicle, crashed it and was looking for a third when he was arrested.

Investigators say the first vehicle was taken from a property in Marathon County indicating charges could also be filed there.

Bubla remains behind bars in the Portage County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.

He'll return to court July 22.

ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 1:39 PM, Oct. 17, 2013

A Plover man accused of stealing two vehicle Wednesday evening was arrested as the Portage County Sheriff's Office said he was attempting to steal a third.

According to a press release, the first vehicle was found in the ditch on County Highway M, west of Stevens Point. Deputies say a second vehicle, also reported as stolen, was discovered still running in the near County Highway HH near Riverview Drive.

While investigating the scene at the second location, deputies noticed noise coming from a nearby garage which was partially open. Inside they found Jonathan Bubla, 22.

Deputies say Bubla stole the first vehicle, got it stuck in a ditch. Stole a second vehicle, crashed it and was looking for a third when he was arrested.

Bubla is expected to be charged with theft, operating while intoxicated, and possession of marijuana.

Bubla may also face charges in Marathon County.

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