Fort Hall Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Burglary
POCATELLO – Jasper Tendoy, 22, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Pocatello to burglary, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Tendoy is an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe.
According to the plea agreement, Tendoy admitted that on November 2, 2011, he entered a residence located on the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation with the intention of robbing his victim. Tendoy demanded money and when the victim refused, Tendoy pulled what appeared to be an assault rifle – later found to be a BB gun – from under his coat and pointed it at the victim. The victim then gave the defendant $57 in cash.
The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.
Sentencing is set for August 7, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.
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