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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Lewiston Man Sentenced to Over Six Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

District of Maine

 

www.justice.gov/usao/me

For Immediate Release

January 13, 2014


Thomas E. Delahanty II, United States Attorney

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
(207) 771-3227
Darcie.McElwee@usdoj.gov

Lewiston Man Sentenced to Over Six Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Portland, Maine:   United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today Brunel Constant, a/k/a “Jamal”, 34, of Lewiston, Maine was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen on Friday to 74 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Constant was convicted of the charge on May 21, 2013, following a two day jury trial.

According to trial testimony, in August 2011, Constant, a convicted felon, was found sleeping on the porch of an apartment building to which he had no connection.  When residents there approached him, an argument ensued and Constant threatened to return with a firearm. Moments later, Constant returned to the apartment building and fired two bullets into one of the apartments.

The investigation leading to the conviction was conducted by the Lewiston Police Department, the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

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