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Two men arrested on multiple weapons charges in Utica

Two men are facing multiple weapons charges after a traffic stop in the city of Utica.

Posted: Jan 10, 2021 7:56 PM

UTICA, N.Y. - Two men are facing multiple weapons charges after a traffic stop in the city of Utica.

According to Utica Police, early Sunday morning, two members of their Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Team conducted a stop of a motor vehicle with State of Ohio registration.

This vehicle was suspected of being involved in several shots fired incidents within the city on Saturday.

During the traffic stop, officers located a 9mm Beretta handgun and felony level narcotics.

At the conclusion of the stop, the driver, 32-year-old Sedrick Henderson and his passenger 50-year-old Erik Kearse, were arrested and charged with various weapons charges.

Henderson was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a firearm.

Kearse was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police say the investigation into the earlier shots fired calls is on-going and further charges may be forthcoming.

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