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Man pleads guilty to being felon in possession of firearm in April incident

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CONCORD - A Somersworth man pleaded guilty today in federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Damon Austin, 36, was involved in an April 14 altercation with another individual in Somersworth in which Austin threatened the individual with a firearm, according to court documents and statements made in court.

Soon after the altercation, Somersworth Police arrested Austin while he was in possession of the firearm. Police subsequently obtained a warrant to search Austin's residence, which resulted in the seizure of six additional firearms, as well as cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.

Austin, a previously convicted felon, is legally prohibited from possessing firearms.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 14.

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