Jefferson City Police use Taser to take agitated man into custody

Nicholas Bliesath

UPDATE:  Bliesath was charged Wednesday with unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated, unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree harassment, resisting arrest, fourth-degree domestic assault, peace disturbance, and misusing 911.

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges after a confrontation with police in his front yard.

It was Tuesday afternoon when officers received a call from Nicholas Bliesath, 36, who requested their presence at his house.  Police report it became obvious that Bliesath was agitated and under the influence of both narcotics and alcohol. 

When officers arrived at his home, Bliesath confronted them in the yard.  Family member who were present warned officers Bliesath was armed.  Officers began negotiations, but Bliesath refused to comply and at one point, produced a handgun from behind his back.

Officers deployed a Taser and took him into custody.  The prosecutor has suggested Bliesath be charged with peace disturbance, resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, and domestic assault.