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South Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Armed
Robbery and Firearms Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2013

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Joseph Morrill, 23, of South Portland, Maine pled guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland
before Judge D. Brock Hornby to federal armed robbery and firearms charges.

According to court records and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, on September 21,
2012, a Glock pistol and a badge belonging to a law enforcement detective were stolen from a
motor vehicle in South Portland. On April 17, 2013, Morrill used the pistol to rob a Cumberland
Farms store in South Portland absconding with $182 in cash. On April 22, 2013, Morrill used
the pistol to rob a TD Bank branch in South Portland absconding with $5,612 in cash. On June
14, 2013, agents seized the handgun during the execution of a federal search warrant at a
residence in South Portland.

Morrill faces up to 30 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for robbing Cumberland
Farms, up to 25 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for robbing TD Bank, a consecutive
sentence of between 7 years and life imprisonment for using the stolen pistol during and in relation
to the TD Bank robbery, and up to 10 years for possessing the stolen firearm.

He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the
United States Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the South Portland Police Department and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

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