GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police say they pulled over a U-Haul truck at about 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday after they observed it driving erratically, and found an illegal handgun after conducting a search.
Inside the vehicle were Cody A. Beagle, 20, of Gloversville and a female juvenile passenger. During the stop, police say they learned the truck was listed as stolen out of Rotterdam.
Police then searched the vehicle. They say they found a .45-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun and a set of brass knuckles. Police say the gun was reported stolen on July 27 from Harnish’s Outdoor Supply.
Police charged Beagle with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. If he’s convicted, he could face up to 18 years behind bars.
The juvenile was turned over to a parent.