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(BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio) — Authorities in Ohio are crediting social media for their latest arrest.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office posted an alert on Facebook Tuesday about Andrew Dale Marcum, 21, who was wanted on a range of charges, including burglary (safe-cracking), abduction, assault and domestic violence.

Residents commented on the post. So did Marcum, apparently.

“I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me,” Marcum wrote from his Facebook account.

The sheriff’s office responded: “If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”

County Sheriff Richard K. Jones also weighed in, posting a photo on Twitter showing a jail cell.

“Hey Andrew Marcum we’ve got your room ready…” Jones wrote.


Hey Andrew Marcum we’ve got your room ready… pic.twitter.com/iYkANLD9hZ

— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) March 3, 2015


Later in the day, Marcum relented, turning himself into authorities. Marcum appears glum, his eyes red in the booking photos posted following his arrest.

“Andrew Dale Marcum will be off Facebook temporarily, because there is no social media access in the Butler County Jail. He’s turned himself in,” the office wrote in a new Facebook post. “Thanks to our Facebook and Twitter friends for helping turn up the heat.”

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