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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 29, 2019
Halsey B. Frank
, United States Attorney
Contact: Michael J. Conley

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Demetrius Davenport, 30, of Lewiston, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm.


According to court records, in June 2018, Davenport travelled to Gray, Maine, where he rented a firearm, purchased ammunition, and fired the weapon at a shooting range.  Investigators identified Davenport and the shooting range from a video that was uploaded to YouTube.  Davenport was prohibited from possessing the firearm as a result of two prior felony convictions for illegal possession of firearms and theft. 


Davenport faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.


The case was investigated jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lewiston Police Department. 


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