Felon facing weapons, other charges

ST. JOHNSVILLE — A Little Falls resident is facing several weapons charges after allegedly possessing a handgun without a permit.

Nykah Nathaniel Jamison, 23, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated criminal contempt, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle while registration is suspended.

On March 25, at approximately 1:19 p.m. deputies on patrol on Route 5 in St. Johnsville initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu for a suspended registration. A Department of Motor Vehicle record revealed Jamison did not posess a valid driver’s license and had 13 outstanding suspensions on his driving privilege.

During the course of the investigation, a passenger in the vehicle was found to be a protected party in a current order of protection. Jamison was also found to be on felony probation for a prior criminal contempt conviction. He was taken into custody and a subsequent search of his motor vehicle revealed that he was allegedly in possession of a loaded .45 caliber Colt semiautomatic handgun in which he did not posess a New York state pistol permit and his status as a convicted felon bar him from possessing any and all firearms.

He was arraigned in St. Johnsville Town Court and remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond. Jamison is set to return to St. Johnsville Town Court at a later date.

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