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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kamiah Man Sentenced For Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

COEUR D’ALENE – James Reuben Norton Blackeagle, 30, of Kamiah, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 21 months in prison for unlawfully possessing ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Blackeagle to serve three years of supervised release and forfeit the ammunition he unlawfully possessed. He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 21, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted that on February 28, 2013, he possessed ammunition within his residence and vehicle. Blackeagle was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to a previous conviction in 2007 for possession of a destructive device, a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.