Waldo man to serve two years for unlawful possession of ammunition
Bangor — United States Attorney Thomas E. Delehanty II announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, that a Waldo man will serve two years in prison for being in possession of ammunition by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
According to the press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, 25-year-old Jesse Newton, of Waldo, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 7, in U.S. District Court to two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
On Jan. 5, 2012, according to the release, law enforcement agents seized 10 rounds of .357 caliber, .30-30 caliber and.270 caliber ammunition during the execution of a search warrant at Newton's home. Newton was prohibited from possessing the ammunition as a result of a 2011 conviction in Maine for domestic violence assault.
After his arrest, Newton reportedly told agents, "I can't believe I'm being arrested for having ammunition in my room."
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
According to court records, law enforcement officers found evidence to show the ammunition was manufactured outside of Maine and Newton had the items shipped across state lines.