A 22-year-old man who allegedly stole five firearms from an Eagle Lake homeowner earlier this month is behind bars in Waldo County.  


State Police say that around noontime Tuesday the homeowner reported a building on his property in Eagle Lake had been broken into and five guns had been stolen.  The investigation revealed that the break-in occurred sometime in the past two weeks, according to a press release from Trooper Chuck Michaud.

Maine State Troopers and Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22-year-old Anthony Hawkins in the town of Palermo on Tuesday afternoon. Police recovered the stolen property, which included four handguns and an AK-47 assault rifle.

Hawkins was transported to the Waldo County Jail and will be charged with violation of probation, burglary, theft, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Trooper Corey Hafford will travel to Belfast Wednesday to collect the stolen guns and to charge the suspect, Michaud said.