Colchester man convicted on firerm charge

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COLCHESTER — Dennis Martin, 42, of Colchester, was convicted of unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in United States District Court in Burlington yesterday.

According to court records, on February 17, 2019, Martin’s wife reported ongoing domestic abuse
perpetrated by Martin.

On February 18, 2019, Martin’s mother-in-law reported she had received a Snapchat video from Martin in which he brandished a firearm and made threatening statements.

Colchester Police with the assistance of the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit arrested Martin for felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct with an electronic device.

A search of the vehicle Martin was in at the time of his arrest resulted in the seizure of a Ruger model LCP .380 caliber pistol.

Martin was convicted in Vermont Superior Court of misdemeanor domestic assault and disorderly conduct by phone and was sentenced to 363 to 364 days of jail.

Also, according to court records, on the evening of June 22, 2021, Martin was alleged to have brandished a firearm in the area of Franklin Square in Burlington.

Martin turned himself in to Burlington Police on June 29, 2021.

Martin was indicted by the federal grand jury, and on August 20, 2021, and was ordered detained pending trial.

On February 9, 2023, the trial jury returned a verdict of guilty.

Martin was ordered to remain detained pending sentencing.

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