For Immediate Release
Ashburnham Man Charged with Federal Firearms Offenses
BOSTON – An Ashburnham man was arrested yesterday in federal court in Worcester and charged with a federal firearms offense.
Terrick Bishoff, 38, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of unlawful possession or transfer of a machine gun. Bishoff was detained pending a probable cause and detention hearing scheduled for Sept. 27, 2019.
As alleged in charging documents, Bishoff sold a machine gun without a serial number to an individual in Fitchburg on May 15, 2019. In return, the individual paid Bishoff $2,500.
The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Ashburnham Police Chief Lorring Barrett, Jr.; Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent; and Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.