Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:18

Northern Maine man will serve nearly three years for illegally owning guns

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Northern Maine man will serve nearly three years for illegally owning guns

BANGOR - A man from northern Maine will spend nearly three years in prison for illegally possessing firearms.

39-year-old John Martin of Houlton was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Bangor.

Court records show Martin purchased three pistols and two rifles from a Maine business in 2016.

During a search in 2017, officers seized one of the rifles.

A domestic violence assault conviction from 2016 barred Martin from being able to legally own a gun.

Martin pleaded guilty to the charge back in February.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!