Fayette man accused of Sumner thefts

A Fayette man is facing multiple charges, including a felony count, after allegedly breaking into at least 10 vehicles at a Sumner business.

Justin Troy Steinbronn

Following a search of his Chevrolet K1500 extended cab pickup, Justin Troy Steinbronn, 33, was arrested and charged with second-degree theft (Class D felony), and 10 counts of vehicle burglary (aggravated misdemeanors), says a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report on Tuesday, Feb. 7, about multiple vehicles being broken into at Meyer Custom Chevy.  At about 2:30 a.m., a search warrant was executed on Steinbronn’s vehicle in Fayette and numerous stolen items were found and seized, according to the news release.

According to court documents, Steinbronn went through vehicles parked at the business on multiple occasions. He admitted to entering at least 10 and taking merchandise from them, a criminal complaint filed Feb. 9 says.

One item allegedly stolen was a touchscreen car stereo that was installed into his pickup.

Steinbronn was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Police Department.  This case remains under investigation and more charges are pending, the Sheriff’s Office says.