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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lincoln County Man Sentenced to More Than Seven Years for Illegally Possessing Firearm

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Daniel Colby, Jr., 34, formerly of Wiscasset, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to more than seven years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Following a two-day jury trial, he was found guilty of that offense on June 2, 2016.

According to court records and trial evidence, on March 17, 2015, Colby, who had previously been convicted of multiple felonies, broke into the home of a neighbor armed with a stolen .38 caliber revolver and threatened the neighbor. The revolver was later recovered from Colby’s property in Wiscasset.

The investigation was conducted by the Wiscasset and Augusta Police Departments, the Sagadahoc and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offices and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 28, 2016