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story.lead_photo.caption Larry Evers

A Jefferson City man has been charged with breaking into storage units early Wednesday morning.

Larry Evers, 44, is charged with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree property damage.

Evers was seen in between storage units at A+ Storage on East McCarty Street carrying a bolt cutter, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement. He was told to move along by a witness. The witness then heard moving in the storage unit behind his and saw Evers inside.

The witness locked the unit with Evers inside. Evers then kicked the door of the unit, damaging it to where he could get out and flee the area. The witness gave authorities the registration for the vehicle Evers was driving.

Evers was located a short time later driving the same vehicle the witness described. The vehicle had no taillights, so authorities pulled Evers over. They searched the vehicle and found a cut padlock inside along with a digital scale, which had residue of methamphetamine on it. Authorities also found a set of bolt cutters on the roadside in the path Evers drove away from the scene.

When questioned, Evers said he was never in the area of the storage units.

Court records show Evers has several arrests for failure to appear. He is currently on probation for possession of a dangerous drug and has prior convictions for burglary and multiple convictions for stealing-related offenses.

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