He fled after being sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession of an unregistered automatic firearm
Baltimore, Maryland -(RD) -James Piccirilli, age 38, of Mt. Airy, Maryland, was arrested on October 13, 2020, in New Salisbury, Indiana.
Piccirilli was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by a U.S. Circuit Judge to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of an unregistered fully automatic firearm.
Piccirilli fled after sentencing and did not meet his prison reporting date. He was located and arrested by law enforcement including federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore and Louisville Field Divisions, U.S. Deputy Marshals from Indiana, and officers from the Southeast Indiana Regional SWAT Team.
On October 13, 2020, Piccirilli was arrested with his girlfriend, Kellie Warfield, age 29, of also of Mt. Airy, on criminal complaints charging Piccirilli with failing to surrender for service of sentence and Warfield with aiding and abetting.
They both had initial appearances in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on October 14, 2020, and were ordered to be detained and transported to Maryland.
Piccirilli is a former Brunswick Police Officer.
By Bob Dacey