Local Doctor Accused of Leaving Loaded Handgun in L.L. Bean Store in Ellsworth

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

Ellsworth police summonsed a doctor from Winter Harbor for reckless conduct after a loaded 9 mm handgun was discovered inside a bathroom at an L.L. Bean outlet store.Police Chief John DeLeo says 72-year-old Benjamin Newman heard police were looking for the owner of the gun and notified authorities Wednesday afternoon that it was his. DeLeo says the gun had a bullet in the chamber when an employee found it late Wednesday morning in the Ellsworth outlet.DeLeo says the gun will not be returned to Newman until he at least appears in court. Newman’s website says he’s part of a practice that’s been in Downeast Maine since 1978.


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