WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Around 9:47 a.m. on February 4, Watervliet police officers responded to the 700 block of Third Avenue for a reported domestic dispute. Police say a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend—identified as 23-year-old Alex R. Wilks of Watervliet—damaged property and violated an order of protection.

As a result, officers arrested Wilks as he tried to run away. Inside his car, officers said they found crack cocaine, ecstasy, 40 ounces of liquid codeine, an illegally possessed, stolen 9mm handgun, and over $11,000 in cash.

Watervliet police charged Wilks with:

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
  • Two counts criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
  • Criminal possession of a firearm (Felony)
  • Criminal possession of stolen property (Felony)
  • Two counts of criminal contempt (Felony/Misdemeanor)
  • Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal mischief (Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance (Misdemeanor)

Wilks was arraigned in the Watervliet City Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.