Former fugitive charged in pair of burglaries

Published Nov 8, 2018 at 12:00pm

A former Rome Police Department “Warrant of the Week” has been taken into custody and charged with a pair of burglaries from this summer, according to law enforcement officials.

Shawn A. Kelly, 51, of 507 Roberts St., entered another person’s apartment on West Street at about 12:48 p.m. July 27 without permission, police said. When the resident told Kelly to leave, police said he grabbed the house keys, a soda and $11 cash and walked out.

Police said Kelly then broke through his ex-girlfriend’s screen window at a different residence at about 3 a.m. Aug. 5 and stole her cell phone.

A warrant was issued for Kelly’s arrest following the two incidents. The Rome Police featured him as a Warrant of the Week in September.

Kelly was located and taken into custody on Monday, authorities said.

Kelly is charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary and second-degree trespass, police stated.

Kelly pleaded not guilty before Judge Gregory J. Amoroso on Wednesday. He was sent to county jail in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or bond. His case was adjourned to Nov. 19.