Marshall Man Convicted Of Driving Getaway Car In Beaver Dam Menards Robbery

(Beaver Dam) A Marshall man was convicted Monday of driving the getaway car in a robbery at the Beaver Dam Menards. Lucas Thruman (pictured right) entered a no contest plea to one felony count of Retail Theft as a Party to a Crime. A second felony charge of Robbery as a Party to a Crime was dismissed but read into the record. David Seely (pictured left) is also facing felony Robbery and Retail Theft charges for his alleged role in the crime. On April 16, Seely reportedly exited Menards with a cart that contained approximately $2,000 dollars’ worth of hardware tools. He was confronted by staff and bystanders who allegedly told police that Seely displayed what appeared to be a Taser gun and told them to back away. Seely entered Thruman’s vehicle who served as the getaway driver. While authorities searched the online databases EZPAWN and, they allegedly 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 reportedly admitted to the crime but denied brandishing a weapon and said (quote), “it could have been a wallet or a hat.” Seely will be on court on November 6 for a plea hearing. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered for the 29-year-old Thruman.