Oil City Man Waives Hearing on Harassment, Ethnic Intimidation Charges

| January 31, 2020

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man waived his hearing on Wednesday on charges of ethnic intimidation and harassment.

Court documents indicate the following criminal charges against 48-year-old Jamey W. Buck were waived for court on Wednesday, January 29:

– Ethnic Intimidation, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Communicate Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Misdemeanor 3

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Buck is currently lodged in the Venango County Jail on $2,500.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an incidents that occurred in late 2019.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, sometime between November 28 and December 30, 2019, after being previously criminally charged, and entering a guilty plea, Jamey W. Buck continued to harass and annoy a known female victim.

The complaint states that through the time listed, Buck regularly stood in front to the victim’s home and yelled racial and ethnic slurs at the home. He also allegedly made the same statements to the victim in person when he was able to do so.

According to the complaint, this behavior reached a climax on December 30, when Buck was near the front of the victim’s home and allegedly stated “W**** has no witnesses! Who’s gonna see what happens next! Pow pow, bang bang, filthy N***** C*** W****!”

The complaint notes the victim stated she believed Buck was threatening to commit, real or false, a crime of violence with a firearm, and stated this caused her fear for her safety, as well as that of her children who live with her.

The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on Thursday, January 9.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, with Judge Fish presiding.

Previous case of ethnic intimidation

Court documents indicate Buck entered a guilty plea on one third-degree misdemeanor count of ethnic intimidation on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges against Buck were withdrawn:

– Disorderly Conduct Obscene Language/Gesture, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Follow In Public Place, Summary

According to court documents, Buck was sentenced to one year of probation, with conditions including having no contact with the victim and reporting for a Mental Health evaluation and complying with all associated recommendations.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Oil City in late September, 2019.

According to a criminal complaint, on Saturday, September 28, officers of the Oil City Police Department received a report of harassment from a known Oil City resident. Police then made contact with the victim who reported that on Friday, September 27, she was walking on East Second Street toward her residence on Wilson Avenue when she was followed by Jamey Buck.

The victim reported that Buck addressed her with vulgar terms, including a racial slur. She also stated that when she woke up to go to work on September 28, she noticed that Buck was standing outside her residence. She noted that as she walked past him to go to work, Buck stared at her, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes that Officer Anderson of the Oil City Police Department, was familiar with Buck from past law enforcement encounters involving the same complaint from other victims.

The charges were filed against Buck through Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on Tuesday, October 1.

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