SIOUX CITY -- A Hubbard, Nebraska, man is in custody after being arrested in possession of a stolen handgun and several items found in the back seat of a stolen car.

Albert Stabler, 22, was arrested Monday on charges of second-degree theft, third-degree theft and trafficking in stolen weapons.

According to court documents, he was in possession of a stolen Smith & Wesson .380 semi-automatic handgun when he was arrested in the basement of a home in the 4900 block of Christy Road in Sioux City.

A stolen 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera also was located at the home, and South Dakota license plates that were supposed to be on the vehicle were lying in the back seat along with purses, tools and clothing. The items all had been stolen from Stabler's mother's home in Hubbard, court documents said.

During an interview after his arrest, Stabler told police he took several purses, one of them containing the gun, from his mother's vehicle, court documents said. The plates were removed from the Oldsmobile because it was stolen, court documents said.