Marshall Man Given Over A Year In Prison For Robbing Beaver Dam Menards

(Beaver Dam) A Marshall man was sentenced to one year and three months in prison Wednesday for his role in robbing Beaver Dam Menards. In November, David Seely pleaded guilty to felony Retail Theft. A second felony charge of Robbery with Threat of Force was dismissed but read into the record. Last April, Seely exited Menards with a cart that contained $2,000 dollars’ worth of hardware tools. He was confronted by staff and bystanders who told police that Seely displayed what appeared to be a Taser gun and told them to back away. Seely entered Lucas Thruman’s vehicle who served as the getaway driver and given 12 months in jail for his role. While authorities searched the online databases EZPAWN and leadsonline.com, they found the stolen items that were tied to transactions under the suspect’s names. Surveillance footage also captured the license plate of the getaway vehicle. The two were taken into custody after their car was spotted in a hotel parking lot in Fond du Lac. In talking with investigators, Seely admitted to the crime but denied brandishing a weapon and said (quote), “it could have been a wallet or a hat.” The 39-year-old Seely was also placed on extended supervision for two years.