An 18-year-old Fenton man has been charged in connection with a home burglary in Fenton.
Christopher Jamerson, of the 100 block of Flint Dr., is facing a second-degree burglary charge for stealing a laptop and cell phone from a home in the 2500 block of Nottingham.
On Sept. 30 Jefferson County Sheriff's Department received a call about a suspicious person possibly breaking into cars in the area of Sheffield and Nottingham, according to court documents. The officer dispatched to the area saw Jamerson carrying a laptop.
Jamerson told the deputy that he had stolen the laptop from one car and the cell phone from another vehicle so he could sell them for cash, the documents state. While talking with Jamerson, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Jamerson told the deputy that he had drank a fifth of vodka that morning, according to the court documents. The officer conducted field sobriety testing which showed positive indicators for alcohol.
Police later contacted the owner of the laptop and cell phone who said the items were stolen from her home. Entry was gained through an unlocked door.
Second-degree burglary is a class C felony and carries with it a punishment of up to one year in jail or one to 7 years in a state prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
Charges and allegations mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.