Attempted burglary suspect arrested

Michael Brister (Source: TPSO)
Michael Brister (Source: TPSO)

INDEPENDENCE, LA (WAFB) - A 47-year-old man has been arrested for attempted burglary.

According to reports, a deputy spotted a running car parked behind a church around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and saw Michael Brister step out of a shed.  When Brister spotted the deputy, he ran to the running car and tried to pull out onto the road, but was pulled over.

Investigators say Brister was arrested after a brief struggle.

Deputies say they found a pair of cell phones, two cases of cd's, several flashlights, two pairs of jumper cables, an air compressor, hand tools, latex gloves and a pair of black knitted gloves.

Brister has been charged with attempted burglary and resisting arrest.  More charges are possible.

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