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Merrill Man Arrested After Scam Attempt

19 Aug News

A Merrill man was jailed after an investigation into a theft at a home in the town of Merrill.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted last weekend about a missing large screen television. The reporting party suspected a man who was staying at the the home was responsible.

During the investigation the suspect offered an alibi and said he too had items stolen including a tattoo kit. However, during the investigation, a witness told officials that the suspect had pawned a television in Schofield.

Early last week the suspect was taken into custody on a probation hold. On Friday he was formally charged with theft and obstructing an officer.