Missing persons case leads to arrest of Columbus man

Steven Burton. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police say a local man was taken into custody after a search for a missing woman yesterday afternoon.

Authorities issued a Silver Alert for the woman who was believed to be missing and in danger. She was believed to be in the company of her boyfriend, 41-year-old Steven “Bobby” Burton. A tip from the public led police to a Bartholomew County mobile home park on Legal Tender Road where she was found uninjured.

Burton, who was wanted on a local warrant as well as an Indiana parole warrant, was believed to be in the house but would not surrender to law enforcement. Columbus police dog Bane was sent into the home and Burton was found under a mattress in a bedroom. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants, police report.