Charged with attempted murder in a shooting incident in the Augusta Wal-Mart parking lot last June, Reginald McBride now faces a federal firearms charge that carries a 10-year prison term on top of any federal sentence.

McBride, 39, of Harlem, New York, was indicted anew Wednesday by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The superseding indictment charges McBride with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and “carrying and discharging a firearm during, and in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.” All the charges are related to the June 26, 2016, incident in the parking lot that resulted in a series of state charges against four people.

McBride and Frankie Dejesus, 27, of Rochester, New York, both were accused of firing handguns at each other at that time.

Police later said it involved a dispute over money that was drug-related. No one was struck by a bullet during the altercation, which ended when armed bystanders intervened.

A conviction on the discharge of a firearm charge carries a minimum 10-year sentence to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed. The possession charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and the drug charge a maximum of 20 years.

The indictment says McBride fired a pistol to further the drug deal. He was indicted previously in federal court on the charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Nine aliases for McBride are listed on the indictment, including Kweasia McBride, Reginald Washington, Benjamin McBride, Manny McBride, Anthony Walker, Ben McBride, John Doe and Sunny.

McBride was indicted in Kennebec County in September 2016 on state charges of attempted murder, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, reckless conduct with a firearm and four counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was indicted later in state court on charges of aggravated trafficking in cocaine, stemming from an incident on March 1, 2016, in Augusta; aggravated trafficking in heroin, from an incident April 6, 2016, in Augusta; and aggravated trafficking in cocaine base, April 29, 2016, in Gardiner.

McBride, who remains is jail, is scheduled to go to trial a in March on some of the charges. He is represented by attorney Pamela Ames on the state charges and attorney James Nixon on the federal charges.

He is scheduled to be arraigned later this month on the new federal indictment.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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