Sam Paul Brister left the Jasper Police Department in December of 2009.

The Jasper County Grand Jury has indicted a former Jasper police officer who is accused of burglarizing the evidence storage room of the Kirbyville Police Department, where his father serves as police chief.

40-year-old Samuel Paul Brister, of Kirbyville, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a building and stands accused of breaking into the building on May 5th, 2018. The indictment said that Brister is accused of stealing marijuana from the evidence storage room.

His father, Paul Brister, said that upon discovering the burglary, he called in both the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Rangers to investigate, and Samuel Paul Brister was arrested three days later. He was later freed from jail on a $10,000.00 bond.

Brister became a Jasper police officer in June of 2001 and reached the rank of sergeant before he left in December of 2009.

KJAS archives also show that Brister was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department in March of 2016 on a charge of fraud with intent to obtain controlled substances (schedule III and IV narcotic medications).


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