ROME – A parolee who has been wanted since October 2017 has been captured in Rome, according to the Rome Police Department.
Police say at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Rome police, members of the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), and the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force apprehended 36-year-old Oba Loney (AKA Piru) at an apartment on Woodland Avenue in Rome.
Loney was taken into custody without incident on an active warrant for violating his conditional discharge from DOCCS. An arrest warrant was issued for Loney in October 2017, and police say he has been on the run ever since.
After arresting Loney, police executed a search warrant at the Woodland Avenue apartment and found an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine and cash. Loney and the other occupant of the apartment, 24-year-old Nihada Sabanagic, were each charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Loney is currently being held at the Oneida County Jail. Sabanagic was taken to the Rome Police Department where she was processed and held for arraignment at Rome City Court.