ITHACA, N.Y.—One person is in custody after police responded to a “physical domestic” in Ithaca early Saturday morning.

In a press release, police said that they responded to a call about a domestic incident between a man and woman around the intersection of State and Plain Streets. The man, who police were told was armed, fled the scene after police arrived.

A perimeter was established, police said, and the man was arrested without incident on North Meadow Street. Police identified him as Voshon Carpenter, 28, of Rochester. A search of the area was conducted and uncovered a “loaded M-11 9mm firearm,” according to the police’s press release.

Carpenter did not have a pistol permit and is a convicted felon. He was charged with second and third degree criminal possession of a weapon, third degree assault and obstructing governmental administration.

Carpenter was arraigned in front of Judge Seth Peacock and remanded to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $100,000 Cash or $100,000 bond.

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at