Waterville felon sentenced as ‘armed career criminal’

Posted March 11, 2011, at 3:50 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II says a Mainer has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison as an “armed career criminal.”

The 150-month prison sentence was imposed Friday on 62-year-old Joseph Grip of Waterville, who was arrested in December 2009 for having a sawed-off shotgun in his truck.

Police say he sped away from a traffic stop and then fled on foot. He pleaded guilty last June to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Delahanty said Grip had multiple felony convictions including ones for burglary and narcotics trafficking. He was sentenced as an armed career criminal because of the previous convictions.

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