April 06, 2020

Flea market vendor gets 14 years on gun charges

PORTLAND — A Florida man arrested last summer following a complaint that he was selling stolen property at a Woolwich flea market was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison on federal firearms charges.

Ronald G. Fuller, 47, of Lake Worth, Fla., who was sentenced in U.S. District Court as an armed career criminal, also faces five years of supervised release after he gets out of prison.

Fuller pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of ammunition by a felon.

He was arrested July 13 at the Montsweag Farm Flea Market after an antiques dealer browsing at the stalls recognized jewelry that had been stolen from a store in Wiscasset.

Police interviewed Fuller briefly before he took a loaded .32 caliber semiautomatic pistol from his van and bolted toward woods behind the flea market. An officer tackled him about 200 yards from the van.

Fuller has prior convictions for breaking and entering in Maine, attempted burglary in New Hampshire and armed robbery and other crimes in Florida.

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