The man charged with attempted murder in a shooting in the Augusta Wal-Mart parking lot last June now faces a federal firearms charge that carries a 10-year prison term.

Reginald McBride, 39, of New York City, was indicted on new charges Wednesday by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The new indictment charges McBride with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and “carrying and discharging a firearm during, and in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.” All the charges are related to the June 26 incident, which also resulted in state charges being filed against three other people.

McBride and Frankie Dejesus, 27, of Rochester, New York, were accused of firing handguns at each other. Police said it involved a dispute over money and was drug-related. No one was wounded during the altercation, which ended when armed bystanders intervened.

A conviction on the discharge of a firearm count carries a minimum 10-year sentence that would run consecutively with any other sentence imposed. The possession charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and the drug charge a maximum of 20 years.

Nine aliases for McBride are listed on the indictment, including Kweasia McBride, Reginald Washington, Benjamin McBride, Manny McBride, Anthony Walker, Ben McBride, John Doe and Sunny.

McBride was indicted in September on state charges of attempted murder, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, reckless conduct with a firearm and four counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was later indicted on several state drug trafficking charges.

McBride, who remains in jail, is scheduled to go on trial in March on some of the charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned later this month on the new federal indictment.

Betty Adams can be contacted at 621-5631 or at:

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