Two men arrested on weapons charges after State Police pursuit

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – On Sunday, New York State Troopers in Rochester attempted to stop a motorist for a traffic violation on Hollenbeck Street in the city of Rochester. The driver didn’t pull over and attempted to flee.  

Troopers followed the car, and saw a handgun being thrown from the driver’s side window. That handgun, a Glock 44, .22 caliber, fully loaded with a 17 round magazine, was secured by another trooper involved in the pursuit.

The vehicle was pulled over, and both people in the car were taken into custody. The operator, Darrel Spearman, age 51, and the passenger, Eric Thomas, age 43. 

Both men were arrested for criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree (previous conviction), criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree (with loaded 17 round magazine), and obstruction of governmental administration 2nd degree.