Winslow Man Sentenced for Federal Gun Crimes 

A man from Winslow will spend nearly 3 years in prison for federal gun crimes.26-year-old Dennis Whitman pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a stolen firearm and possesion of a stolen firearm after conviction for a domestic violence misdemeanor.In 2004, Whitman was convicted of assault against his then live-in girlfriend.From that point on, he was prohibited from possessing firearms.Later that year, he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun that had been stolen from a home in Searsport.Court documents indicate that after the shooting, Whitman had a friend throw away the gun.Divers later recovered it in the river below the Waterville-Winslow bridge.Whitman was sentenced Wednesday in Bangor.After he spends 33 months in prison, Whitman will also have 3 years probation.