Herkimer County man arrested on gun charges after traffic stop

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ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Nykah Nathaniel Jamison, 23, of Little Falls on several weapons charges.

At about 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, a deputy pulled over a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu with a suspended registration on State Highway 5 in St. Johnsville. According to police, Jamison was the driver, and a DMV search showed that not only did he not have a valid driver’s license, but he had 13 outstanding suspensions.

Police say that a passenger in the vehicle was a protected party in a current order of protection. What’s more, police determined that Jamison was on felony probation for a criminal contempt conviction.

Jamison was taken into custody and his vehicle searched, yielding a loaded .45-caliber Colt semiautomatic handgun. Police say he does not have a pistol permit, and that Jamison’s felony status also bans him from having a firearm.

The Sheriff’s Office charged Jamison 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
  • Aggravated second-degree unlicensed operation
  • Operating a motor vehicle while registration suspended

If he is convicted on all of these counts, maximum state sentencing guidelines indicate that Jamison could face as much as 20 years behind bars.

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