AUGUSTA — A former Winthrop man currently serving a federal sentence was back before a judge on Wednesday to be sentenced on state charges.

Brian T. Mulkern, 36, most recently of Waterville, received five and six-year terms of imprisonment on the state burglary and theft charges from 2014 in Winslow. Both sentences are to run at the same time as his 15-year federal sentence for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Mulkern was sentenced Wednesday during a hearing at the Capital Judicial Center for thefts and a burglary that occurred Aug. 11 to 20, 2014, in Winslow.

Another count of burglary and one of theft in that same time period were dismissed in exchange for the plea.

Mulkern had been indicted previously on charges of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and criminal mischief in connection with an Aug. 26, 2014, break-in at a Holmes Road home in Winthrop. Investigators said that is where he stole the ammunition that formed the basis for his federal conviction.

Mulkern allegedly surprised a teenage girl there, who called police and fled to a neighbor’s house.

Mulkern had been prohibited from possessing ammunition because of past felony convictions in Maine state courts for burglary, robbery and drug distribution, according to a news release.

At Mulkern’s arraignment on the federal charges in March 2015, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Ruge said in court documents, “The defendant was captured by local police at the scene of the burglary with the ammunition loaded into a magazine in his possession,” Ruge wrote. “The defendant stated that he had tried to also steal a corresponding handgun to trade for drugs out of state. The safe the handgun was in showed signs of his attempts to open it.”

Several other people were sentenced at hearings held earlier this week at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Jake Richard Hair, 23, of Litchfield, indecent conduct Oct. 29, 2014, indecent conduct March 16, and indecent conduct and violating condition of release Feb. 20, 2016, all in Litchfield; 180-day jail sentence, all but 10 days suspended, credit for time served and one year of administrative release. One count of visual sexual aggression against a child Feb. 20, 2016, in Litchfield; dismissed.

• Brian C. Sanderson, 39, of Belfast, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal mischief Aug. 9, 2015, in China and unlawful possession of scheduled drug and violating condition of release Feb. 23, 2016, in Waldo County; three-year jail sentence, all but 75 days suspended, two years of probation, $500 restitution.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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