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Marshall man sentenced for Beaver Dam Menards incident

December 18, 2018

JUNEAU — A 30-year-old Marshall man will serve the next three years on probation with a year of it possibly spent in jail after being found guilty of threatening a woman while taking items from the Beaver Dam Menards.

Lucas M. Thruman was found guilty of retail theft in October. He appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger on Monday. Thruman’s sentence was withheld, and he was placed on probation for three years. He must serve 12 months in Dodge County Jail, but if Thruman complies with restrictions, his jail time may be modified.

He must be actively involved in treatment at least once a week. He must maintain full-time employment or a combination of full-time employment and treatment. He must pay restitution. He may not possess drugs without a valid prescription. If he does need medication, he must disclose to the doctor his addiction issues.

According to the criminal complaint, Beaver Dam police responded to Menards on April 16 at 8:45 a.m. The initial report was that a customer had confronted an employee with some sort of weapon and fled the store with the merchandise.

Police made contact with the woman who was threatened. She said she worked at the service desk and she saw one of the men leave with a cart of merchandise.

She tried to confront him, but he continued to walk out of the door. The man got into a car. The woman followed and the man told her not to get any closer to him while raising some item that possibly could have been an electronic control device, according to the criminal complaint.

Other customers also saw the weapon before the vehicle left.

The manager said that there were two drills worth $1,400 that were missing from the store.

Police checked a database that collected information about items that were sold at pawn shops, and they found that Thruman had sold one of the drills at Pawn America. The model and serial numbers from the stolen drill matched the one that was sold at Pawn America. The other drill was sold by Seely at EZPawn.

According to the criminal complaint, both men have a history of pawning merchandise such as construction tools.

Seely has a sentencing hearing scheduled Jan. 29.

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