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Man who shot a witness during a Hannibal bank robbery facing drugs, weapons charges in Cicero

A man who went to prison for shooting a witness during a Hannibal bank robbery in 2002 is now facing weapons and drug charges after an alleged incident in Cicero.
Cicero (WSYR-TV) – A man who went to prison for shooting a witness during a Hannibal bank robbery in 2002 is now facing weapons and drug charges after an alleged incident in Cicero.

Cicero Police have arrested Robert Ferens of Lincoln Park Drive in Syracuse after he was reportedly found waving a shotgun around in a wooded area with a large quantity of pills in his vehicle.

According to police, Ferens drove away from the sanitary station on Muskrat Bay Road after a resident saw him with the weapon and shouted at him.

An officer found a vehicle the man had reportedly driven away in on Brewerton Road near the intersection with Mud Mill Road.

After stopping the vehicle, the officer said he found a loaded shotgun that had been fired, along with the pills.

Ferens was convicted of assault and robbery and sentenced to 10 years in prison after the bank robbery.

As a convicted felon, it is illegal for Ferens to possess a gun.

He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Ferens was arraigned and then taken to the Justice Center where he is being held without bail.

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