Man Steals Almost $4,000 of Walmart Fishing Gear

An Ohio man is accused of clearing out the fishing aisle at two different Walmart stores before being arrested

(From WLWT) FOREST PARK, Ohio — A Hamilton man is facing charges in two separate theft cases, accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of fishing gear.

Derrick Marcum was arrested in October at the Walmart in Forest Park after he tried to leave the store with two backpacks full of fishing lures and other equipment, police said. Police arrested him for theft of merchandise worth $1,300.

He posted bond in that case, but has a warrant in Hamilton County for failing to appear in court.

A Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted Marcum in a similar theft the day before the Forest Park heist. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Marcum filled five storage containers with fishing lures and other equipment and took them to the self-checkout, where he paid for only the storage containers.

Marcum “pretty much cleared out the aisle,” according to Fornshell. The total value of fishing gear taken from the Lebanon Walmart was more than $2,500.

That case was unsolved until police said they connected the two thefts.

Marcum is being held in the Warren County jail ahead of an arraignment hearing this week in connection with the Lebanon theft.

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