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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Halsey B. Frank
, United States Attorney
Contact: F. Todd Lowell

Milford Man Sentenced to 7 1/2 Years for Stealing and Illegally Possessing Firearms

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Travis J. Stinson, 40, of Milford, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 7½  years in prison and three years of supervised release for stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and for being a felon in possession of firearms. He was also ordered to pay $3,657 in restitution.  Stinson pleaded guilty on July 21, 2017.

Court records reveal that on October 12, 2016, Stinson enlisted the aid of an accomplice to steal guns from a Bangor pawn shop in exchange for heroin.  Stinson drove his accomplice to the vicinity of the pawn shop.  His accomplice broke a window at the pawn shop, took 16 handguns --15 of which were semi-automatic pistols -- and absconded.  Stinson drove the getaway car.  Stinson was prohibited from possessing firearms because of felony theft convictions in Kentucky.

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

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