Clark Fork Man Sentenced for Stealing Firearms
COEUR D’ALENE – Christopher Robin Garlin, 19, of Clark Fork, Idaho, was sentenced today to 11 months in prison for theft of firearms from a licensed dealer’s inventory, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Garlin to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and pay $8,116.25 in restitution.
Garlin pleaded guilty on October 17, 2012, to an information charging him and co-defendant Jennifer Dunnagan, 23, of Sandpoint, Idaho, with burglarizing Pawn Now, a business located in Ponderay, Idaho, on December 27, 2011. The two admitted stealing 33 firearms. They have been incarcerated since their arrest on federal charges.
Jennifer Dunnagan was sentenced on October 31, 2012, to 24 months in prison.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Ponderay Police Department, and the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.
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.