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Posted: March 04, 2015

Man arrested after commenting on his own wanted photo on Facebook

By The Journal-News


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An Ohio man was arrested Tuesday after he commented on his own wanted photo posted on a sheriff's department's Facebook page, the Journal-News reports.

Andrew Dale Marcum, 21, was wanted on numerous outstanding warrantsincluding an abduction and domestic violence charge stemming from a January incident involving the mother of his child, according to Hamilton police. The Butler County Sheriff's Office, which serves warrants, took to its Facebook page Monday and highlighted Marcum as its “Featured Warrant of the Week.”

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The post included multiple photos of Marcum, a description of the suspect, and a list of his recent alleged crimes, including felony burglary/safe-cracking, felony abduction, and misdemeanor charges of assault, domestic violence and criminal endangering, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Just four hours after the post, Marcum replied, “I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me.”

The Sheriff’s Office was quick to reply with a polite, “Andrew Marcum – If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”

Marcum’s attorney, Michael Shanks, said Marcum’s family contacted him Tuesday night and made arrangements for him to surrender to authorities at his downtown Hamilton office. Marcum turned himself in and was booked at the Butler County Jail, the Journal-News reported late Tuesday.

Shanks was in Hamilton Municipal Court on Wednesday morning with his client, where bond was set at $125,000. Marcum is scheduled to be back in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

“He won’t be on Facebook or Twitter again anytime soon,” Shanks said. He added that his client was unaware of the latest charges until he was served with the warrants in court.

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