May 23, 2018
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Milo man pleads guilty in standoff

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Milo paraplegic who randomly fired shots into the air from his home during a nearly nine-hour standoff in July pleaded guilty last week in Piscataquis County Superior Court and was given suspended sentences on three charges, including terrorizing with a weapon.

David R. Krueger, 37, was sentenced on Nov. 23 to one year with the Department of Corrections on the charge of terrorizing with a weapon, and the sentence was suspended. He also was placed on two years’ probation. Krueger received the same sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon and for violation of bail conditions. All of the sentences were concurrent.

Krueger, who uses a wheelchair, also was fined $100 for creating a police standoff and was ordered to pay $1,000 restitution as part of his probation.

Police went to Krueger’s home shortly after lunch on July 28 when a friend of his called police and reported that Krueger was despondent and had fired a shot. Krueger, who was home alone, was intoxicated, according to police reports.

After the lengthy standoff, Krueger surrendered. Police confiscated three firearms from his home: an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, a .40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun and a .357-caliber revolver, according to the reports. Ammunition also was seized.

The probation conditions imposed on Krueger include that he not use or possess alcohol, that he submit to random searches for weapons and random testing for alcohol, and that he possess no dangerous weapons.

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