January 23, 2013

New Sharon man gets federal prison time for stolen firearm possession

By Doug Harlow dharlow@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

BANGOR -- A New Sharon man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 27 months in prison for possessing 19 stolen firearms.

The man, Roger Briscoe, 34, broke into a home in Jay on Jan. 26, 2012, and made off with the guns, including six semi-automatic rifles, five semi-automatic pistols and numerous shotguns, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Bangor.

Most of the firearms were recovered within 24 hours from Briscoe's home during the execution of a state search warrant by the Jay Police Department.

Briscoe pleaded guilty to the charge in October. He was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock Jr.

Briscoe also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release once he is released.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jay Police Department.

Doug Harlow -- 612-2367

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