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Man arrested following traffic stop for illegal possession of a loaded handgun in Elmira

Following a traffic stop, a man has been arrested for criminal possession of a weapon.

On Wednesday evening around 8:50 p.m. Elmira police spotted a vehicle on West Hudson Street after noticing it had a temporary Texas registration.


Elmira police say there have been alerts relating to fraudulent Texas registrations.

After confirming it was fake the vehicle was stopped and the officer recovered a loaded handgun illegally possessed by Byron Pierce.

Pierce was held pending arraignment in Elmira City Court.



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