Dexter felon arrested after police allegedly find handguns, shotgun

Posted Nov. 06, 2013, at 5:43 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A Dexter man with a felony conviction in his criminal history was arrested last week after police armed with a search warrant found a shotgun and two handguns in his home, which is prohibited by state law, the town’s police chief said Wednesday.

Michael Weeks, 45, is charged with possession of firearms by a felon, said Police Chief Kevin Wintle.

After his arrest, Weeks was released from the Dexter Police Department on $500 unsecured bail and several conditions, including being subject to search without probable cause or articulable suspicion, Wintle said. Weeks also cannot be in possession of dangerous weapons, including but not limited to firearms, the chief said.

The arrest was the result of an investigation prompted by information provided to Dexter police, who applied to the court for a search warrant, Wintle said. The search warrant was executed at Weeks’s Free Street home about 11:20 a.m. on Oct. 29.

Weeks, who was not home at the time but in phone contact with police, was arrested about 5 p.m., after he got out work, Wintle said.

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