JC man gets 5 years for burglary

Armed robbery charge dropped

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty in a burglary case from June.

Jerry Cave Jr., 23, of 501 E. High St., was charged with first-degree burglary.

A charge of first-degree robbery was dismissed.

According to police reports, officers were called to Budget Inn, 1309 Jefferson St., after a woman reported she had been robbed.

The victim stated she was awakened by a knock on her door. Expecting her boyfriend, she answered the door and found Cave standing there with a handgun, forcing her back into her room. Cave then struck the victim in the face before taking an undetermined amount of cash and her cellphone.

Based on the information provided, Cave was identified through previous contacts with authorities.

Cave was located in the 1500 block of Jefferson Street and taken to the police department for further questioning. During the interview, Cave implicated himself in the crime, adding that he originally met the victim to sell narcotics, police said.

He also led officers to the BB gun that he said he had used.

Cave was also charged with possession of marijuana.

As they searched Cave after his arrest, officers found a bag with 21 individual packages containing marijuana.

Cave said he paid about $80 to his dealer for the packages.

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