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Norridgewock Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Ammunition Charges

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Vance Cayford, 46, of Norridgewock, Maine pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of ammunition and attempted possession of a firearm. 


According to court records, on May 29, 2016, police officers went to the defendant’s Norridgewock residence to investigate a domestic disturbance.  Soon after they arrived, the defendant ran towards one of the officers and attempted unsuccessfully to take the officer’s rifle.  During a search of Cayford’s residence, officers recovered 92 rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.  The defendant was prohibited from possessing ammunition and firearms because of previous Maine felony convictions for domestic violence assault and illegal possession of a firearm.          


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


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


Jody Mullis
Assistant United States Attorney
(207) 945-0373

Updated November 6, 2017

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