Utica man faces weapons charges after altercation at Fastrac

A Utica man faces several charges after police broke up a fight at a Fastrac and found the suspect in illegal possession of a loaded 9mm gun.

Posted: May 19, 2020 1:07 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica man faces several charges after police broke up a fight at a Fastrac and found the suspect in illegal possession of a loaded 9mm gun.

Police say 33-year-old Thyrus Benson was involved in an altercation with another man near the gas pumps at the Fastrac, 1668 Oneida St., around 1:40 a.m. Officers who witnessed the incident broke up the fight, and took Benson into custody.

Benson is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

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