Justin Riggall, 37, of Kennebunk, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 2½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of firearms by a person previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Piotr Adamowicz

Riggall pleaded guilty on February 15, 2017. Court records reveal that on February 9, 2016, the defendant handled two pistols being purchased by a girlfriend at the Kittery Trading Post.  On February 22, 2016, the defendant was arrested in Biddeford after police officers encountered him driving his truck in a residential neighborhood at about 30 mph with his girlfriend leaning out of the open passenger’s side door. Both pistols, one of which was loaded, and several shell casings were found in the vehicle.

The defendant was prohibited from possessing firearms as the result of a 2012 conviction in Maine for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence involving his former spouse.

The investigation was conducted by the Biddeford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.