Eddington Man Sentenced for Possessing Firearms after Domestic Violence Conviction

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BANGOR, Maine—An Eddington man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing firearms after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Amilio Christopher Samaroo, 56, to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Samaroo pleaded guilty on May 11, 2021.

According to court records, in April 2020, law enforcement officers were called to Samaroo’s home. He and his wife had been arguing earlier in the day. When the police arrived at the house, Samaroo refused to leave and engaged in a standoff. Officers obtained a warrant for Samaroo’s arrest and a search warrant for the home. During the search, officers found multiple weapons that Samaroo had placed throughout the house, including a loaded J.C. Higgins bolt-action 20-gauge shotgun. Officers later found a handgun in the ceiling of the home and two boxes of ammunition. Samaroo was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition after a 2003 Wisconsin conviction for domestic abuse.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Maine State Police investigated the case.


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