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Rome man accused of showing loaded handgun during dispute

24-year-old Kenneth Soberanis of Rome (Photo provided by the Rome Police Department)

A Rome man is facing weapon charges after he allegedly showed off a loaded gun during a dispute.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 2:03 PM

ROME – A Rome man is facing weapon charges after he allegedly showed off a loaded gun during a dispute.

Rome police say around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to West Fox Street for a reported dispute. When officers arrived, they were told by a witness that one of the people involved in the dispute, later identified as 24-year-old Kenneth Soberanis, had displayed a handgun.

During the investigation police found out a possible location for Soberanis, and officers set up a perimeter at 107 West Thomas St. in Rome. Police say they found Soberanis hiding in a first-floor common area bathroom, and he was found to be possession of a loaded .22 caliber handgun.

Soberanis was arrested and charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned and sent to the Oneida County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Police say further charges are pending.

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