PORTLAND — A Biddeford man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to charges arising from a shooting incident with United States marshals in Portland.

Arien L’Italien, 22, pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The charges carry maximum penalties of 20 years, 10 years and 10 years, respectively. L’Italien also faces a fine of up to $250,000.

The date for his sentencing has not yet been set.

L’Italien was accused of firing four shots from a handgun as members of the U.S. Marshals’  Violent Offender Task Force tried to arrest him on Mellen Street on Jan. 27. The marshals returned fire and L’Italien was shot in the leg.

L’Italien is the suspect in stabbing that took place in Biddeford on New Year’s Day. The victim, a 20-year-old man, suffered a knife wound to the neck.

L’Italien was moved from the Cumberland County Jail to the Maine State Prison’s Supermax facility in Warren earlier this month after he snuck out of his cell to have sex with a female inmate.

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