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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Boothbay Harbor Man Sentenced to 47 Months for Firearm Offense

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Michael Brewer, 62, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 47 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records, an attempted traffic stop of Brewer by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on May 13, 2017 turned into a high-speed case.  The chase ended when Brewer crashed and rolled the truck he was driving.  A search of the truck revealed that Brewer was in possession of a handgun.  It was also determined that Brewer had a blood-alcohol level of .308%.

Brewer was not permitted to possess firearms because of several prior felony convictions, including: Burglary (2015); Criminal Operating Under the Influence (2006); Operating After Revocation (2006); Attempted Murder (1989); and Aggravated Assault (1989).

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Levy noted that the “bone-chilling” high speed pursuit, in combination with Brewer’s criminal history, which consisted of 39 prior convictions, required a lengthy sentence in this case.

The case was investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; the Boothbay Harbor Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Michael J. Conley Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 3, 2018