Man turns himself in after commenting on his wanted photo on Facebook


Man turns himself in after commenting on his wanted photo on Facebook

A Lemon Twp. man turned himself in Tuesday night just hours after he commented on his own wanted photo posted on the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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

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.

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 his client was unaware of the latest charges until he was served with the warrants in court.

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