Ohio law enforcement is crediting social media for the arrest Tuesday night of a wanted burglary suspect.
NBC News reported that the Butler County Sheriff’s Office decided to post an alert on its Facebook page on Monday about a wanted fugitive. The post listed information about 21-year-old Andrew Marcum, who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants.
The Sheriff’s office replied, “If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones even tweeted Marcum. Jones posted a picture of an empty cell, adding the comment, “Hey, Andrew Marcum, we’ve got your room ready.”
Jones said that Marcum appeared to like the attention of being a wanted man. With the assistance of a tipster, deputies were able to trace his whereabouts and place him under arrest.
According to FOX Q13, the sheriff’s Facebook page was updated Tuesday night with a mugshot of Marcum looking red-faced and apparently in tears. The department wrote that Marcum “will be off Facebook temporarily because there is no social media access in the Butler County Jail. He’s turned himself in.”
Jones added a final comment, “Is it raining outside or is he teared up? Tough guys sometimes get sensitive.”