Presque Isle Man Sentenced to 7 Years on Felony Gun Charge
A Presque Isle man has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a felony gun charge stemming from an incident outside a Main Street pub.
Thirty-four-year-old Wayne E. Boulier, Jr. was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., according to the U. S. Attorney’s Office.
Court records show that on the night of April 6, 2013, Boulier had created a disturbance at a bar in downtown Presque Isle. A bouncer at the pub told Boulier that he needed to leave and escorted him to the door. As Boulier fell onto the sidewalk outside, he lifted his shirt and pulled out a loaded pistol.
A bar patron and a second bouncer took the gun from Boulier and restrained him until police arrived. Records show that Boulier was prohibited from possessing firearms because he had 12 prior state felony convictions.
In addition to the seven year prison term, Boulier will serve three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He had pleaded guilty to the charge on February 24, 2014.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Presque Isle Police Department and the Maine State Police.