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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Hampshire Man Found Guilty of Domestic Violence and Firearm Charges Arising Out of Saco Home Invasion

Contact:  Darcie N. McElwee
 James W. Chapman, Jr.
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 280-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gregory Owens, 59, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, was found guilty today by a jury in U.S. District Court of interstate domestic violence and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in connection with a home invasion shooting in Saco, Maine on December 18, 2014.

According to court records, on that date, Owens drove from New Hampshire to Maine intending to kill his wife who was an overnight guest at the home of friends living in Saco. During the home invasion, Owens shot his wife and the male home owner with a 9mm pistol. Both survived their injuries.   

Owens faces up to 20 years in prison on the interstate domestic violence charge because the jury found that life threatening bodily injury occurred and no less than ten years and up to life on the firearm charge, which must be served consecutively.  He also faces a $250,000 fine on each count.

The investigation was conducted by the Saco Police Department; the Maine and New Hampshire State Police; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic: 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated February 22, 2016