ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Two Elmira residents have been arrested on weapons charges after an incident on Linden Place Tuesday afternoon.
Around 4:25 p.m. Elmira Police officer saw Nicholas Brooks, 32, in a vehicle at Linden Place and Oak Street. Brooks got out of the car and began speaking to someone at the corner, and the officer confirmed that Brooks had a warrant out for his arrest.
According to the EPD, the officer tried to arrest Brooks, but he began to resist arrest, at which point another officer arrived to help. Brooks moved into the back of the vehicle. Feiona Ellis, 29 then approached and tried to reach into Brooks’ jacket. Police ordered Ellis back and found a loaded gun in Brooks’ pocket after a brief struggle. The gun was “made safe” and Brooks was put in handcuffs.
Brooks was charged with second- and third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Resisting Arrest. Ellis was charged with second-degree Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon and second-degree Obstruction of Governmental Administration. Both were remanded in the Elmira City Court and taken to the Chemung County Jail.