Newport man charged with pharmacy burglary and firearms offenses

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Daniel Greenwood, 42, of Newport, was arraigned in connection with a federal indictment charging him with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in October 2017, and with committing a burglary of the Kinney Drugs in Cambridge that same month.

Greenwood, who is currently serving a sentence in Massachusetts, entered pleas of not guilty to the two charges.

At the time of offenses, Greenwood had fled state supervision and was a fugitive.

He was arrested in late 2017 in Massachusetts and charged in connection with the offense for which he is currently serving a sentence.

According to court records, the firearms possession charge relates to a burglary of a residence in Thetford on October 21, during which Greenwood is accused of attempted to steal the homeowner’s hunting rifle.

The homeowner, however, arrived home during the burglary and forcibly took back his rifle as Greenwood was fleeing the scene.

Greenwood has a prior federal firearms conviction, according to the charges.

The pharmacy burglary charge is a federal crime because Greenwood is alleged to have stolen over $500 in controlled substances, which occurred on the night of October 15 when the pharmacy was closed.

The firearms charge carries a maximum sentence of ten years in jail, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The pharmacy burglary charge carries a maximum sentence of twenty years in jail, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

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