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Oxford County Man Sentenced to Five Years for Arson

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Daniel Thompson, a/k/a “Daniel Walker,” 21, formerly of South Paris, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for maliciously damaging property used in interstate commerce by fire. He was also ordered to pay over $184,000 in restitution. Thompson pleaded guilty on August 10, 2018.

According to court records, on June 5, 2017, the defendant broke into and, using gasoline, set a fire inside a building owned by the Dead River Company, in South Paris, that was used to store files and equipment.  Dead River is a commercial petroleum supplier engaged in interstate commerce. It took several hours for firefighters to contain the blaze and the building was destroyed.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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

Updated February 8, 2019