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Former Maryland officer fled to Indiana after being sentenced to federal prison

Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 11:37:11-04

BALTIMORE — A former Brunswick Police officer was arrested in Indiana after failing to report by March16 for a 30-month federal prison sentence for possession unregistered fully automatic firearms.

James Piccirilli, 38 of Mt. Airy, was taken into custody on October 13, along with his 29-year-old girlfriend, Kellie Warfield.

Although he was sentenced back on January 13, the charges stem from October 2018, when Piccirilli illegally converted a registered MKE 5.56mm caliber firearm into a fully automatic short-barreled rifle.

Piccirilli took the altered weapon to the home of a licensed gun dealer, where he tried to either have the weapon sold or re-registered to make it look like a legitimately owned automatic rifle.

In December 2018, Piccirilli tried selling it to an undercover ATF agent, and was later arrested and charged.

Investigators ended up seizing two vehicles, 10 unregistered fully automatic firearms, one unregistered short-barreled rifle, and seven unregistered silencers.

Warfield is being charged with aiding and abetting Piccirilli in avoiding capture.