2017-02-21 / Front Page

Maine woman arrested after trying to sell guns for gasoline

Eric Gross

A Maine woman faces charges of criminal possession of weapons after allegedly trying to sell two unregistered handguns at a Lake Carmel gun shop in order to purchase a tank of gasoline. 

The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Friday of Theresa Sager, 50, of Alfred, Maine in connection with the bizarre incident.

According to Captain William McNamara, police received a call from a clerk at the Precision Armory Gun Shop on Route 52 at Towners Road in Lake Carmel reporting a woman offering to sell a gun but lacked the required documentation to legally possess the firearm.

Sgt. William Quick responded and located the woman as she was leaving the parking lot of the gun shop. Sager was in the possession of two unregistered handguns-a .32 caliber revolver and a .380 semiautomatic pistol.

Sager told Sgt. Quick that she had acquired the firearms in Texas while residing in the Lone Star State and was relocating to Maine: “The woman advised that she was trying to sell the firearm to the gun shop in order to get gas money so she could continue her trip to New England,” said Capt. McNamara.

Sager was arraigned before Southeast Justice Greg Folchetti and was released without bail pending a future court hearing in Kent.

The charge is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum period of incarceration of up to one year in the county jail and fines of up to $1,000 if found guilty.

The guns were confiscated.

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