Rockland man accused of violating protection order by possessing shotgun

Posted May 30, 2012, at 11:38 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A 23-year-old Rockland man has been indicted for illegally possessing a shotgun.

Daniel Carter was indicted May 22 in U.S. District Court in Portland for unlawful possession of a firearm in or affecting commerce.

The indictment states that Carter was subject to a protection from abuse order issued in April 2009 by 6th District Court in Rockland that prohibited him from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner. That order also prohibited him from possessing a firearm.

The indictment alleges that Carter was in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun on Nov. 14, 2010.

His arraignment is scheduled for June 5 before Judge Nancy Torresen.

The maximum sentence if he is convicted is 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.