UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Police Department is reporting that a man has been arrested after being involved in a domestic dispute while brandishing a gun.
Around 11:00pm on Thursday August 19th, Patrol units were dispatched to the 1600 block of Taylor Ave in Utica.
When Officers arrived on the scene, they learned that a domestic dispute had just occurred and that a male who was a male involved was threatening to use a gun.
As the investigation continued, police located a satchel style bag that they had reason to believe belonged to the male suspect involved in the incident. After searching the contents of the bag, they found that it contained a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and an undisclosed amount of narcotics.
As the investigation on the ground ended, 39-year-old Brodice Lawson of Utica was detained and brought to the Utica Police Department where he was interrogated further.
Lawson has been charged with the following:
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree
- Criminal Possession of a Firearm
- Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree