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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oxford County Man Sentenced to Over 4 Years on Firearms Charge

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Corey Eustis, 39, formerly of Mexico, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of firearms by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  Eustis was found guilty of the charge on May 27, 2015 after a four-day bench trial.

According to trial evidence and court documents, in 2011, Eustis was convicted in Maine state court of assaulting his wife. On August 26, 2012, Eustis shot himself outside of his Bethel, Maine residence while sitting at a camp fire. Responding law enforcement deputies found Eustis in possession of three firearms and ammunition.  He was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because of his domestic violence conviction.

In imposing sentence, Judge Torresen departed upward from the guideline range because of the seriousness of Eustis’s criminal history, which included multiple convictions for drunk driving, and his history of domestic violence incidents involving at least five women. Judge Torresen stated that Eustis is a danger to the community and, in particular, to his intimate partners.

The investigation was conducted by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office; the Maine State Police; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Updated July 17, 2015