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Friday, April 15, 2016

Wyoming County: trucker arrested, jailed when stun gun is found

A tractor trailer driver was arrested on a felony weapons charge following a traffic stop in the Village of Castile.  Wyoming County deputies said Michael C. Harris, 42, East Orange, NJ, was stopped on North Main Street for a speeding infraction which occurred on State Route 39 in the Town of Castile.  During the traffic stop, deputies said an electronic stun gun was found in the driver door pocket of the tractor trailer, which is illegal to possess in New York State. Harris was taken into custody, and the tractor trailer was towed from the scene.  Further investigation into Harris’ criminal history revealed Harris to have and extensive criminal history in the State of New Jersey including two felony convictions.  Harris’ criminal history elevated the weapon possession to a felony. Harris was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Speed Over 55MPH.  Harris was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court where he was committed to the Wyoming County Jail without bail.  Harris was scheduled for further proceedings in the Town of Castile Court on April 18, 2016.