Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
On February 23, 2022, State Police arrested Joshua C. Barnes, 41, of Loris, South Carolina, for one count of criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree, a class C felony, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor, two counts of possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle under NYS Environmental Conservation Law, and one count of driving while intoxicated.
On February 23, 2022, at about 12:54 a.m., troopers stopped a vehicle being driven by Barnes on I-95 in the city of New Rochelle for multiple traffic violations. Troopers approached the vehicle and located a box of ammunition on the center console, and Barnes admitted to being in possession of firearms.
While interviewing Barnes, Troopers smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages and Barnes subsequently failed standardized field sobriety tests.
Troopers searched the vehicle and located a loaded Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun, two high capacity pistol magazines, a loaded Smith and Wesson Compass 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, a loaded .22 caliber rifle, an unloaded .270 caliber rifle, and assorted rounds of ammunition.
Barnes was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court and ordered held at the Westchester County Jail on $2,500 cash bail, $15,000 insured bond or $25,000 partially secured bond. He’s due back in court on March 3, 2022.