Clay County Authorities Recover Vehicle Reported Stolen In Arkansas

Tue 6-23-2015

(Spencer)-- A vehicle reported stolen in Arkansas has been recovered in Clay county, and a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the incident. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was on patrol in Peterson when he discovered the stolen vehicle parked near a residence. Upon investigating it was determined the vehicle had been stolen from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Authorities made contact with 22-year-old Patrick Steffens at the residence, who was found to be in possession of the keys for the vehicle. Steffens was arrested and booked into the Clay county jail on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, theft in the 2nd degree.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and that further charges are anticipated.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is being assisted in the investigation by the Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department.