LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) – A 19-year-old Lyndonville man and an 18-year-old former Barnet resident face federal charges in the burglary of a Maine firearms dealer in which large numbers of handguns, AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons were taken.

Tennyson Marceau, 19, was arrested May 11 during a search of a home in Lyndonville in which a large number of long rifles and assault rifles were found, authorities said. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, accompanied by Vermont State Police, conducted the search, said state police Lt. J.P. Sinclair.

Arrested the same day in Coburn Gore, Maine, was Sayer Tamiso, 18, formerly of Barnet, Vt., and most recently of Hampden, Maine, authorities said.

Marceau was taken to U.S. District Court in Burlington, where he was ordered detained and taken to the U.S. District Court for eastern Maine in Bangor for further proceedings.

The two were charged with conspiracy, theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee and possession of stolen firearms in connection with the April 23 burglary at the Maine Military Supply Store in Brewer.

The conspiracy charge carries a five-year maximum federal prison term, while the other charges are punishable by up to 10 years each.

Police in Maine reported they responded to an alarm at the store and found a smashed-in door and that firearms had been stolen.

Video surveillance cameras captured footage of the alleged burglary and escape in a white Jeep Cherokee that was eventually traced to Tamiso.


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