CALDWELL MAN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING A FIREARM
Eddie Ray Graham, 48, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in federal court in Boise to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Dee V. Benson also ordered Graham to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Graham pled guilty to the charge on August 10, 2010.
According to the plea agreement, on December 29, 2009, while executing a consent search of Graham's bedroom, law enforcement officials located four long guns in a gun rack. Because Graham had previously been convicted of a felony crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, he was barred from possessing firearms. Graham had been convicted in Canyon County in May 1999 for aggravated assault.
As part of his plea deal, Graham agreed to forfeit a .22 bolt-action rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, a 12 gauge pump-action shotgun, and a .303 bolt-action rifle.
The case was investigated by Caldwell City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Graham's prosecution was part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.