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Cabot Man in Federal Court on Firearms Charges

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

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jeremy A. Churchill, age 37, from Cabot, Vermont, made an initial appearance on November 15, 2017 before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy in Burlington on firearms charges.

An Indictment charges Churchill with two gun violations: possession of stolen firearms, and possession of firearms after being convicted of a felony. Both charges carry 10-year maximum terms of imprisonment. The Indictment alleges that the offenses took place on May 16, 2017, and that Churchill has a 2007 conviction for felony sale of narcotics in Washington County, Vermont. Magistrate Judge Conroy ordered Churchill detained pending a November 16, 2017 bail hearing.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested Churchill Tuesday as he left a State of Vermont court hearing in Barre, Vermont. Pending State charges against Churchill relate to his alleged May 16, 2017 burglary of a home in East Montpelier and possession of stolen property from that home, including handguns.

The Indictment is an accusation only and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Any sentence will be imposed after consideration of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In addition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Attorney’s Office lauded the work of the Vermont State Police, Middlesex Barracks, in investigating and developing the case. Churchill is represented in the federal prosecution by the Federal Public Defender’s Office. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Darrow.

Updated November 16, 2017

Firearms Offenses