Bonners Ferry Woman Sentenced
COEUR D'ALENE – Twyla Dawn Basil, 33, a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Coeur d'Alene for misprision of a felony, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Basil to three years probation with the first 180 days in a residential reentry center. Terms of Basil's probation include obtaining her G.E.D. and performing 40 hours of community service. Basil pled guilty to the charge on October 31, 2011.
According to the plea agreement, Basil acted as a lookout for two individuals who went into her uncle's home and stole guns. The case was charged in federal court because the crime occurred on tribal land and the victim and Basil are both members of the Kootenai Tribe. Basil was living in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, at the time.
The case was investigated by the Boundary County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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