Plummer Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Ammunition
COEUR D'ALENE – Chauncey Franklin Whitright IV, 33, of Plummer, Idaho, was
sentenced today to 34 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegal
possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Whitright appeared before
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene. He pled
guilty to the charge on May 9, 2012.
According to the plea agreement, on December 11, 2011, Whitright shot a handgun in the
front yard and back yard of another individual's home on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
Whitright left the scene before police arrived. Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police responded to the 911
call and interviewed witnesses. During the investigation, police officers collected five spent shell
casings marked “S&B 9MM.” Whitright is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition
due to his prior felony conviction for robbery on May 10, 2000, in Lake County, Montana.
The case was investigated by Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of
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