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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nez Perce Tribe Member Sentenced In Federal Court For Burglary

COEUR D'ALENE – Stefan Hiebert, 20, of Lewiston, Idaho, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, was sentenced today in United States District Court to six months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for burglary, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered Hiebert to serve the first six months of supervised release on home detention and pay $10,400 in restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to the charge on February 5, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on two separate occasions in March 2012, Hiebert burglarized a barn located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, with the intent to steal elk and deer antlers and sheds he knew to be inside. According to court documents, Hiebert stole approximately 30 antlers and sheds with an estimated value of $10,000.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.