Man Admits to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm on Kootenai Reservation
COEUR D'ALENE - William Gene Andrews, 53, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Andrews was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on July 15, 2014.
According to the court documents, Andrews admitted that on June 9, 2014, he possessed a Hi-Point .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol on the Kootenai Reservation after having previously been convicted of a felony. Andrews was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in Boundary County in 2008.
The charge of unlawful possession of a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for November 12, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.
The case was investigated by the Kootenai Tribal Police and the FBI.
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