Kirbyville Chief called in Rangers to probe crime that led to charges against his own son

A former Jasper police officer is charged with breaking into the evidence room at the Kirbyville Police Department, and his father, the Kirbyville Chief, called in the Texas Rangers to investigate the crime that ultimately led to his own son.

A Probable Cause Statement obtained by our media partner, KJAS, was used to obtain a warrant for Sam Brister, 39. He's accused of breaking into the closet that contained evidence from various crimes the Kirbyville Police Department investigated. The theft was discovered May 5 and Sam Brister was arrested and booked May 8 and charged with Burglary of a Building. He was released after posting $!0,000 bond.

Brister worked as a patrol officer for the Jasper Police Department from 2001 until 2009.

His father, Kirbyville Police Chief Paul Brister, told KFDM News he called in the Texas Rangers to investigate when his department discovered the burglary of the Kirbyville Police evidence room.

Chief Brister told us any other comments must come from the Texas Rangers.

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