Plummer Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm
COEUR D'ALENE – Jason Patrick Day, 35, of Plummer, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to court documents, on March 25, 2012, Day was found in possession of a .38 special pistol during a traffic stop by an Idaho State Trooper. Day was arrested because he had concealed the firearm on his person and did not have a concealed weapons permit. Troopers later discovered that Day had a domestic violence conviction that made his possession of the firearm illegal and a violation of federal law.
The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for December 3, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with assistance by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police.
The case was prosecuted as a part of Idaho's Project Safe Neighborhood 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.