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.