Troy man faces weapons charges after falling asleep in rideshare vehicle

Troy man facing weapons charges

Troy man facing weapons charges after falling asleep in rideshare.

Falling asleep in a rideshare vehicle has led to weapons charges for a Troy man.

Troy Police responded to a 911 call on Friday at about 2:30 a.m. for a report from a rideshare driver on Stow Avenue reporting a passenger who would not leave the vehicle after reaching his destination.

Officers arrived and attempted to interview the rider, identified as 20-year-old Jahdari Hodges, who appeared to be sleeping. They saw the brown grip portion of the handgun in the passenger’s pocket, police said. The handgun was removed and secured and Hodges arrested.

He was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Hodges is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday in Troy City Court.

People are asking anyone with information regarding illegal gun activity in Troy or about other open investigations to call detectives at 518-270-4421.