Former Sabattus man back in jail; seeks drug treatment

PORTLAND — A previous Sabattus gentleman who served a three-12 months sentence for his conviction on federal gun crimes is back again in jail for allegedly violating terms of his release.

Scott A. Estes, 42, appeared in handcuffs and a jail match Wednesday in U.S. District Court where his attorney, Robert Andrews, was seeking to have Estes produced from federal custody to be placed on home arrest so he could perform and enroll in a material abuse program.

Scott Andrew Estes

Estes was sentenced in October 2019 for obtaining a stolen gun and becoming a convicted felony with a gun, right after pleading guilty before in the 12 months. In March 2021, he completed serving his prison sentence and began a a few-yr interval of supervised launch.

Estes moved to Portland right after his launch and performs for his landlord at that residence, Andrews mentioned.

“He resolved he would like to get remedy,” Andrews claimed of Estes’ compound abuse problems. “He would like to deal with this trouble.”

Andrews named two witnesses Wednesday to testify about the feasibility of his proposal.

Just one of the witnesses, Sheila Estes, who is Scott Estes’ spouse, testified that she would be prepared to provide as a third-occasion custodian if Estes ended up to be introduced on home arrest with digital checking and frequent drug and liquor tests.

If Estes were to violate the conditions of his launch, his spouse would be needed to report the violation to authorities.

“I can stand up to Scott,” she said.

Assistant U.S. Legal professional Sean Inexperienced advised Magistrate Judge Karen F. Wolf on Wednesday that Scott Estes experienced by now violated the phrases of his supervised launch when dwelling with his wife.

Green stated Estes need to be produced from jail only if it have been immediately to a bed at a residential compound abuse cure plan.

He stated acquiring Estes’ spouse supervise his habits is a “dangerous prospect.”

Inexperienced claimed releasing Estes on residence arrest “would be a recipe for failure.”

In November 2022, a judge experienced produced far more stringent Estes’ situations of his launch soon after his probation officer cited recurring violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions concerning Could 2022 and November, in accordance to court records.

“It is apparent the defendant is struggling to abide by his conditions of supervised launch,” U.S. Probation Officer Toni Baker experienced published.

Considering that November, Estes has all over again failed various tests for drug and alcohol use, Baker wrote in court docket papers, recommending his launch be revoked.

He was arrested past week.

Estes faces up to two decades in prison for violation of release on just about every of the two felony convictions.

Decide Wolf on Wednesday denied Estes’ initiatives to be produced on dwelling arrest.

She reported that immediately after his screening Monday for a drug program in Lewiston or Saco, Estes may possibly return to court to yet again suggest his release from jail.

“I want you to get nicely,” she claimed.

Estes’ fundamental convictions stem from a 2017 phone to 911 from a woman who informed dispatchers she was driving her truck with Estes, her boyfriend at the time, who was the passenger.

She claimed he experienced pointed a gun at her.

A 7-hour standoff with police ensued, ending peacefully with police recovering a .38-caliber semi-computerized pistol that experienced been reported stolen.

He experienced been a convicted felon and prohibited from acquiring firearms.

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