PORTLAND, Maine: A Lewiston man was sentenced at the moment in U.S. District Court docket in Portland for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
U.S. District Decide Nancy Torresen sentenced Devon Duncan (aka “TY”), 36, to 42 months in jail adopted by three years of supervised launch. Duncan pleaded responsible on August 16, 2022.
In response to court docket information, on April 28, 2022, an unknown assailant shot by means of the door of Duncan’s residence in Lewiston, placing his spouse a number of instances. Through the investigation into the taking pictures, which is ongoing, officers assigned to the Maine State Police Main Crimes Unit found a Glock 19X 9mm handgun in Duncan’s residence, in addition to a 17-round journal, 26 grams of cocaine base, and paraphernalia related to drug trafficking. Pictures recovered from the sufferer’s telephone confirmed Duncan holding the firearm and pointing it on the digicam. Duncan has earlier convictions which preclude him from possessing a firearm, together with a 2019 conviction in Kennebec County for fentanyl and cocaine trafficking.
U.S. Legal professional Darcie N. McElwee recommended the members of the Lewiston/Auburn Violence Discount Initiative, led by the FBI, for his or her work on the investigation.
“The restoration of the firearm and the ensuing prosecution of Devon Duncan stopped any try at retaliation,” McElwee stated. “The defendant has an intensive historical past of drug trafficking, threats, and violence courting again greater than a decade. Via a well timed arrest and federal prosecution, the duty power was in a position to interrupt the cycle of violence.”
The Lewiston/Auburn Violence Discount Initiative is comprised of members of the Southern Maine Gang Activity Drive, the Lewiston Police Division, the Auburn Police Division, the Maine State Police, and their legislation enforcement companions.
roject Protected Neighborhoods: This case is a part of Mission Protected Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to scale back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Could 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN primarily based on these core ideas: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist stop violence from occurring within the first place, setting targeted and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes. To study extra details about Mission Protected Neighborhood, go to www.justice.gov/psn.
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