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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 10, 2017

Swanville Man Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Contact: Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that John T. Hines, 50, of Swanville, Maine was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to time served in prison (about 10 months) for unlawfully possessing firearms.  He pled guilty to the charge on August 30, 2016.
 
According to court records, two Waldo County Sheriff’s deputies went to Hines’ residence to investigate a neighbor’s complaint of hearing gunfire coming from the property and found Hines in possession of a loaded .357 Ruger revolver, two rifles and a shotgun.  Hines was prohibited under federal law from possessing any firearms because he had previously been convicted of domestic violence assault, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. 
  
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 10, 2017