OH Man Goes On Facebook To Defend Himself Against Sheriff, Is Arrested


Social media giveth, and social media taketh away, the Butler County, Oh., Sheriff’s Office has proved, says the Cincinnati Enquirer. Andrew Dale Marcum, 21, achieved local Internet celebrity this week when he publicly defended himself against allegations from the sheriff in a Facebook post. Tipsters learned of Marcum because of that defense, and they helped lead police to him less than 24 hours later. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is apparently relishing in the arrest via Twitter, posting a picture of what appears to be an emotional Marcum in his most recent mugshot.

The tweets came in response to Marcum’s public denial of the department’s allegations in its Monday “warrant of the week” Facebook post. The post contained information and pictures of Marcum, who is associated with alleged burglary and safe cracking, abduction, assault, domestic violence, criminal endangering and some bench warrants, according to the Facebook post. A Facebook account bearing the name “Andrew Marcum” and featuring a profile picture consistent with Butler County mugshots was first to comment on the post: “I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me.” The exchange took another turn hours later when sheriff’s Facebook page said: Andrew Marcum – if you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”

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