Man faces theft, drug, gun charges

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with the burglary and theft of items from a residence on Friday evening.

Nicholas Brister, 33, of 2307 Schott Road, was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

A Jefferson City Police reports show Brister was stopped for a traffic violation in the 2000 block of eastbound U.S. 50/63.

During a search of the vehicle he was driving, officers found Suboxone strips and more than $3,000 in cash.

Officers also found in the trunk a stolen Marlin .22-caliber rifle and other stolen items, which led them to a residence in the 1100 block of Pike Street.

The back window of the residence had been broken out and the resident later told officers that she had a lockbox with cash inside.

Brister eventually admitted to the break-in, taking approximately $3,500 dollars from the lockbox and taking other items from the residence.

Court records show Brister is a convicted felon who was sentenced to seven years in prison for felony stealing and is an admitted heroin addict who has used heroin for the past 10 years.

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