Fayette County authorities have arrested a Missouri man for allegedly breaking into properties in rural Oelwein.


On Sunday (July 1) at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff was alerted of a burglary in progress at an address on "J" Avenue, east of Oelwein. The owner of the property had confronted a man who was stealing things out of a machine shed; the suspect then fled.

Deputies stopped a vehicle in the area, and arrested the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Nathan Edgar of Van Buren, Missouri.

Edgar allegedly burglarized a machine shed near Oelwein and had taken items, along with the vehicle he was driving and the clothes he was wearing. He then drove to another property and broke into another machine shed.

Edgar is charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft 2nd Degree, Trespassing, and Driving While Suspended.

The Fayette County Sheriff was assisted by the West Union Police Department.