BANGOR – A Sullivan man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison on gun charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Larry Dean Alexander, 33, of Sullivan also was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to six additional months for possessing prison contraband while awaiting sentencing on the gun charges.
In addition, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock sentenced Alexander to three years of supervised release after he completes the prison sentence.
Alexander faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the gun charges.
A jury in September 2005 found Alexander guilty of possession of: an unregistered sawed-off shotgun; a firearm by a felon; and a firearm after being convicted of domestic violence. Alexander’s criminal history included three felony convictions in South Carolina and two misdemeanor convictions in Maine for domestic assault.
He was charged in federal court after Ellsworth police seized the sawed-off shotgun on Dec. 11, 2003, from the man to whom Alexander sold it for $50, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Police found the weapon when they responded to a domestic dispute call at a local motel.
Alexander waived indictment and pleaded guilty at his sentencing last week in federal court in Bangor to possession of three hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes while he was being held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland.