Derrick McKinnley Brown Jr, 21 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he was found illegally in possession of a firearm that had its serial numbers altered and removed.

Reports added that Brown, a convicted felon, is not permitted to be in possession of a firearm.

He was taken into custody at a location on Reservoir Street.

Brown is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark.