A Norridgewock, Maine man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of ammunition and attempted possession of a firearm by a felon today.

United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that 47-year old Vance Cayford of Norridgewock was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by John A. Woodcock, Jr.

Cayford pled guilty to the charges on November 3, 2017.

According to court records, on May 29, 2016, state troopers went to Cyford's Norridgewock residence to investigate a domestic disturbance. Soon after they arrived, he ran toward one of the troopers and attempted unsuccessfully to take the trooper’s rifle. 

During a search of Cayford’s residence, troopers recovered 92 rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.  Cayford was prohibited from possessing ammunition and firearms because of previous Maine felony convictions for domestic violence assault and illegal possession of a firearm.   

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.