Houlton Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

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BANGOR, Maine:  A Houlton man pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced today.

According to court records, in September 2020, the Maine Warden Service and Houlton Police Department executed a search warrant at the Houlton home of Daniel Tyce, 40. Tyce admitted to being a felon and that he was in possession of firearms. Law enforcement seized a shotgun and ammunition from inside the residence. They also seized a shotgun, a receiver completed into a pistol with stabilizing brace, and various rounds of ammunition and magazines from a truck Tyce used. Tyce is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions in New Jersey.

Tyce faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He also faces up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Maine Warden Service, Houlton Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

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