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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine
Darcie N. McElwee, United States Attorney
Contact: Jeanne Semivan, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, or Johnathan Nathans, Assistant U.S. Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Lewiston Man Sentenced to 7+ Years for Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition

PORTLAND, Maine — A Lewiston man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Shaiquan Moran-Stenson, 27, to 77 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, to be served consecutively with an 18-month sentence for revocation of a term of supervised release on a previous felon-in-possession conviction in the Western District of New York. Moran-Stenson pleaded guilty on May 16.

According to court records, in December 2021, Moran-Stenson fired multiple shots near Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Video cameras at two residences recorded him firing shots across the street before he ran to a parked car and fired additional shots as the vehicle drove away. Investigators recovered .40 caliber shell casings from the area. At the time of the shooting, Moran-Stenson was on supervised release for a prior conviction and was prohibited from possessing ammunition.

The Lewiston Police Department, Portland Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.


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