Jesse Newton (Waldo County Jail)
WALDO (BDN) — A Waldo man convicted of threatening a police officer at his home was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for illegal gun possession, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Jesse Newton, 30, of Waldo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession a firearm, to be served after he completes a two-year prison term for violating his supervised release, according to a news release.
Newton pleaded guilty to both charges on July 7 at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor, where he was sentenced.
In January 2012, Newton set off acid bombs in the driveway of a Waldo County sheriff’s detective after the detective arrested Newton’s sister on a warrant. The detective was home watching television when he heard three loud explosions outside, according to state court documents.
He went outside to investigate the loud blasts, and found a lot of