Ellsworth Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
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Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jeffrey Barnard, 52, of Ellsworth, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to court records, on May 31, 2014, Barnard barricaded himself in his home and commenced a stand-off that lasted more than fourteen hours. During the stand-off, Barnard fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle. Barnard had previously been convicted of state felony offenses in California and Maine, including a conviction in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Barnard faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police; the Bangor and Ellsworth Police Departments; the Maine Attorney General’s Office; and the Maine State Police Crime Lab.