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Suspect in burglary of Sam Foltz's brother's house identified as South Dakota man

Suspect in burglary of Sam Foltz's brother's house identified as South Dakota man

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LINCOLN — The man suspected of a weekend break-in at the home of the brother of the late Husker punter Sam Foltz was arrested Sunday near York on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said Tuesday that one of his deputies arrested Scott L. Davis, 38, of Lennox, S.D., about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 80.

Davis was ticketed on suspicion of driving under the influence and booked into the York County Jail.

During an inventory of Davis’ car, authorities found items with the name “Foltz” on them, Radcliff said.

Other property in the vehicle matched the description of items stolen from the home of Jordan Foltz, who lives near Greeley. Foltz reported that his house and vehicle were broken into while he attended a tribute to his late brother at Saturday’s Husker football game.

Greeley County Sheriff David Weeks said Tuesday a man had been arrested on suspicion of the Foltz burglary. The sheriff, who declined to name the man, said the investigation is ongoing.

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Jordan Foltz speculated the thief likely timed the break-in because it was widely known that the Foltz family would be attending the tribute game. Foltz reported to authorities that the burglary occurred sometime between noon Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

The television and tools reported missing are worth an estimated $1,400, Weeks said. Charges in the Foltz burglary are pending, he said.

Sam Foltz died in a July 23 car accident in Wisconsin. The crash also killed former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, who was driving. Sam Foltz would have been a senior this season.

During Saturday’s game, Foltz’s parents presented a scholarship in honor of their son to Nebraska kicker Drew Brown, who was a good friend of Foltz’s. In addition, two of Foltz’s nephews helped lead the team onto the field before the Husker victory over Fresno State.

Asked about the burglary at a Monday press conference, Husker coach Mike Riley, referring to the burglar, said, “I wouldn’t want to be that guy, I know that, in this state.”

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