Canyon County Shooting Suspect Arrested on Federal Gun Charge
BOISE – Kyle Alan Batt, 27, of Caldwell, Idaho, was arrested today on federal charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
The complaint, filed in United States District Court on Tuesday, charges Kyle Batt with unlawfully possessing a firearm on October 24, 2012. Deputies with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office found Batt hiding with a gun early in the morning on October 24, 2012, just hours after two Canyon County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and injured. The complaint alleges that Batt was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he was previously convicted of a felony crime for possession of a controlled substance in 2004. If convicted, Batt faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
A preliminary hearing is set for December 3 at the federal courthouse in Boise.
The case is being investigated by Nampa Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.
A complaint is only an allegation of criminal conduct and is not evidence of guilt. A person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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