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Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

Brandon Burgess
Brandon Burgess Photo Credit: New York State Police

A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.

State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.

During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to have a suspended license and was also in possession of an illegally loaded handgun.

Troopers arrested Burgess at the scene and he was charged with a misdemeanor count of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. He was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. Burgess is due back in the Town of Fishkill Court later this year to answer the charges.

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