A convicted felon from Maine is sentenced to prison for owning and discharging firearms in Exeter.

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Scott Lynch, Jr., 23, of Millinocket is sentenced to twelve months plus one day in prison, which will be followed by three years of supervised release. Lynch pleaded guilty in December 2023.

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An Exeter Homeowner Told Wardens Someone Had Shot At Their House

It was in November 2020 when the Maine Warden Service received a complaint about shots being fired at a home in Exeter. A Game Warden who investigated the incident located bullets lodged in the exterior walls of the complainant's residence, and the homeowners reported hearing gunshots from across the pond. They said they'd seen two people in that area wearing hunter's orange.

According to the United States Attorney's Office, District of Maine, the Warden located Lynch and a 14-year-old minor in a parked truck. Lynch admitted to the Warden that he had been target shooting in the woods and also admitted that he is a convicted felon. The Warden located .22 caliber and .308 caliber casings in the woods where Lynch stated they had been shooting.

The Firearms Were Stolen But the Suspect Said He Got Them in a Trade

While at the minor's house to retrieve the .22 rifle, the Warden overheard the minor tell his mother that there was another rifle hidden in the house, which the mother retrieved. Lynch had the key to a gun case on a key ring on his belt. Two guns were seized from the case, a .308 caliber rifle and a 9mm pistol, with obliterated serial numbers. Further investigation showed both the guns and the case had been stolen from a vehicle in Millinocket, and Lynch told investigators that he had traded a dirt bike for the firearms.


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