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PORTLAND, Maine:  A Connecticut man was sentenced in federal court today in Portland for being a felon in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Jeremy Rogers, 26, to six years in prison and three years of supervised release. Rogers pleaded guilty on February 20, 2020.

According to court records, in the summer of 2019, Rogers moved to Maine. After living briefly in Lewiston, he moved in with a family in Rockport that owned numerous firearms. On August 18, 2019, he took a Stag Arms multi-caliber rifle and a Glock 9 mm pistol, loaded ammunition into each, and fired them on the property outside of the Rockport residence. Rogers was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his 2016 Connecticut convictions for Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Risk of Injury to a Child.

The FBI, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Rockport, Rockland and Thomaston police departments investigated the case.

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