Arien L’Italien of Biddeford pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting a federal officer, being a felon in possession of a gun and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Under an agreement, prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge. No sentencing date has been set.
Officials say the 22-year-old fired four shots at U.S. marshals who tried to arrest him in January in Portland. One of them returned fire, hitting him in the leg.
His tryst with a female inmate on March 9 led to his transfer from the Cumberland County Jail and an internal review by jail officials.