Local authorities are still looking for 47-year-old Glenn O. Frick, a suspect in a home invasion in Fredericktown on Tuesday evening.
Frick was last seen Wednesday morning in the wooded area behind the Fredericktown Animal Hospital on Business Route 67.
Authorities have been out using thermal imaging on outbuildings and sheds throughout the surrounding area with hopes of finding him and providing him with the behavioral help it is believed he needs.
Fredericktown Police Chief Eric Hovis said in his professional opinion, Frick would have had to have found shelter or made a fire to have survived the night Thursday.
With temperatures dropping from 60 degrees into the teens, a windchill in the single digits, and a bit of icy rainfall, family and friends continued the search in hopes that Frick has found a place to stay warm.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Frick. He is charged with first-degree burglary and armed criminal action. A cash-only bond has been set at $100,000.
According to court documents, on Tuesday the suspect reportedly went into a home in the 300 block of East College Street. Two women who lived there came home to find Frick inside the home. He reportedly pointed a rifle at one of the women and told her that he did not want to hurt her and just wanted her car.
The report said during the incident Frick also pointed a pistol at the other woman before leaving. He took a glass piggy bank from the home that held nearly $200 in cash or coins.
He is thought to be still armed with a .357 magnum revolver.
Family members have indicated Frick has acted differently since a fall that resulted in a head injury. Hovis has said he doesn't believe Frick intends to injure anyone, but instead thinks someone is after him. When spotted Wednesday, he told someone "the union" was after him.
The police department has been in touch with Mark Wardlow of Southeast Missouri Behavior Health in order to have a health facility bed ready for Frick once he has been arrested in order to evaluated his mental state.
"Once found, Frick will be immediately transported to the behavioral health hospital so that he may be properly treated for his condition," Hovis said.
Hovis encourages residents to be observant around their home and report if they see him.
"With the threat of extreme cold and inclement weather approaching it is believed that Mr. Frick will be seeking warmth and shelter," Hovis said. "Please remember to lock your outbuildings, homes and vehicles. If you see (him), please immediately call 911 and report it so our response teams can apprehend Mr. Frick and get him the help that is much needed."
The Fredericktown Police Department is working alongside the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Behavioral Health, Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Marshal's office to bring the situation to a safe and peaceful resolve.
Frick is described as 5 foot 11 inches tall and approximately 145 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hooded shirt. If you have any information on his location, contact your local police department or Fredericktown Police Department at 573-783-3660.
The Daily Journal will update the story as information becomes available.