Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigators learned Wednesday night Troy Buchanan burglary suspect, 30 year old Steven Ueltzen, dropped off his 33 year old girlfriend, Sabrina Frey, near the Greyhound Bus Station in St. Louis. Frey was shaken up and told family members Ueltzen was traveling south.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol spotted the suspect’s van parked in a wooded area near a Bourbeuse River access off of Highway O in Franklin County. Ueltzen was taken in custody without incident. Tools found in the van may belong to Troy Buchanan’s shop class, which was ransacked during the burglary.
The Highway Patrol confirmed Ueltzen had a .22 long rifle within arm’s reach within the van.
Sheriff Cottle thanks the public for their assistance and the law enforcement agencies who actively pursued and eventually apprehend Steven Ueltzen.