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COLONIE – A routine check of a car outside a Central Avenue strip club found a loaded, stolen handgun and with a man with two warrants out of Greene County.
Two officers sustained minor injuries while making the arrests.
According to Lt. Robert Winn, at around 1:40 a.m., on Tuesday, April 10, Police Officer Austin Blais checked the occupants of 2013 Chevrolet Cruze in the parking lot of Shenanigan’s Gentlemen’s Club.
The driver, 36-year-old Charles Potter of Prattsville, attempted to flee and was arrested not far away. A passenger, 38-year-old Kimberly Howell of Prattsville, was detained at the vehicle. And a third defendant, 23-year-old Shyquan Miller of Hudson, was arrested inside the 2169 Central Ave. club.
Inside the car, Blais found a loaded 9 mm Taurus semi-automatic handgun, which was reported stolen to the Dublin, Georgia Police Department in 2017.
During the foot pursuit and struggle to arrest Potter, two officers received lacerations and contusions to their hands, knees and elbows and required treatment at the scene. His was wanted in Greene County for a probation violation and a family court offense.
A small amount of marijuana was allegedly found on Potter and Howell had heroin in her possession.
All three were charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon. Potter was charged with an additional felony of assault, the misdemeanor of resisting arrest and a violation of harassment. Howell also faces a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
They were taken to the Albany County jail pending arraignment in Colonie Town Court.