Utica man facing felony gun charges

A Utica man was arrested in Ilion Sunday after police say they found a loaded gun in his vehicle.

Posted: Feb 5, 2021 12:59 PM

ILION, N.Y. – A Utica man was arrested in Ilion Sunday after police say they found a loaded gun in his vehicle.

Officers were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Soapy D’s Car Wash on East Main Street around 10:30 p.m., when they found 34-year-old Joshua M. Smith, and seized an illegal gun from his vehicle.

Smith was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, felony criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices.

Smith was remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. He will appear in court to answer charges at a later date.

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