Man accused of theft at shrine in Mahoning County arrested

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JACKSON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A man accused of theft at a shrine in Jackson Township was arrested Wednesday morning.

Jackson Township Police Chief Greg Taillon said 49-year-old Michael McCutcheon was arrested in Mansfield. Deputies said he was hiding in the attic of a house.

McCutcheon is accused of letting himself into the church office at the Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine last week and helping himself to a worker’s purse, stealing about $30 before walking into the gift shop and taking money out of two cash registers.

Taillon said McCutcheon has a long record of convictions for theft, robbery, burglary and other crimes. He was released from the Ohio prison system in July 2020 after about 10 years and is currently wanted by the Adult Parole Authority for violating his probation.

McCutcheon is now sitting in the Richland County Jail and will eventually be brought back to the Valley.

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