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Truck driver arrested for possessing a stun gun

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 16:07:14-04

A truck driver with an extensive criminal record was arrested Thursday in the town of Castile for carrying a stun gun. 

Michael C. Harris, a resident of New Jersey, was pulled over by a Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy for speeding. 

The driver was taken into custody and charged with third and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon. Because of Harris' criminal past, the charge was elevated to a felony and his tractor trailer was towed.

It is illegal in the state of New York to have a stun gun.

Harris is currently being held at the Wyoming County Jail without bail.