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Passadumkeag Man Sentenced to One Year for Receiving a Firearm While Under Indictment

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

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Winston Dale Cronkhite II, 32, of Passadumkeag, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to one year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release for receiving a firearm while under indictment.  Cronkhite pleaded guilty to the charge on March 6, 2015.

According to court records, on October 5, 2014, following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Cronkhite was pulled over by the Maine State Police.  At the time he was stopped, Cronkhite had a 12-gauge shotgun and five shells on the passenger’s seat of his truck.  The shotgun had been manufactured in March of 2014. Cronkhite was prohibited from receiving firearms because he was then under indictment in Indiana for felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police; and the Penobscot District Attorney’s Office.

Updated July 1, 2015