Rome man charged in theft of guitars


A Rome man with a long criminal history has been charged anew after law enforcers said he pawned a pair of Fender brand guitars that were stolen early last year.

Police said two Fender guitars and other musical equipment were stolen from a residence on McKinley Avenue in February 2019. Police said the equipment was sold to a pawn shop and eventually recovered.

Following an investigation, police said Kevin L. Lamb, 26, was identified and charged on Wednesday with one count of fifth-degree possession of stolen property.

He is scheduled to appear in court.

Lamb is currently serving a state prison sentence of two to five years behind bars for a separate burglary in Rome last year, according to authorities.

Police said Lamb stole power tools from a residence on Pond Street in May and then also sold them to a pawn shop.

Court officials said Lamb eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced in August.

According to state records, Lamb has two prior state prison sentences on his record. Lamb served between July 2011 and January 2012 for criminal mischief, and then again between December 2014 and August 2018 for possession of stolen property.


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