Charges against Courtois upgraded | News
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The US Attorney's Office has upgraded the charges against 49-year old Timothy Courtois of Biddeford.
Courtois was arrested Sunday morning after police say he was clocked going 112 miles per hour and admitted having concealed weapons in his car without a permit.
He allegedly told police he had taken a gun in his backpack to see the new Batman movie in Saco Saturday night, and that he planned to kill his former employer in Derry, NH.
The US Attorney's office now says Courtois bought one of his guns, a .223 caliber rifle, illegally at Cabela's on July 20th.
They say Courtois was using both marijuana and "K2," a synthetic form of the drug, but he told Cabela's he was not using controlled substances. Officials also say they found K2 in Courtois' car.
He has been charged with one count of making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm and two counts of possession of firearms by an unlawful user of controlled substances. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.