Man who failed to show up for court appearances is RPD’s Warrant of Week


A 26-year-old man who failed to show up to a court appearance is the Rome Police Department’s Warrant of the Week.

Police said Brandon M. Budlong, with a last known address on Rome-Taberg Road, is wanted on an open warrant out of City Court on a charge of first-degree driving while impaired by drugs. Police said Budlong was arraigned in court and then never returned for future court dates.

Budlong is a white male with brown hair. Police said he is 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Anyone with information on Budlong or his whereabouts is asked to contact Rome Police at 315-339-7780 or go online to

All calls will be kept confidential, the law enforcement officials said.  Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers will also accept anonymous tips at 1-866-730-8477.


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