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Milford Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing and Illegally Possessing Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Bangor, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Travis J. Stinson, 39, of Milford, Maine pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and to possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony crime.


Court records reveal that on October 12, 2016, Stinson and another man agreed to steal guns from JG Pawn in Bangor. The man agreed to do the burglary in order to get drugs. Stinson drove the man to a parking lot near the pawn shop. The man broke a window in JG Pawn, stole 16 handguns, and absconded. Stinson drove them both away with the stolen handguns. Stinson was prohibited from possessing firearms because of felony convictions in Kentucky.


Stinson faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each charge. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.


The investigation was conducted by the Bangor Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated August 1, 2017

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