Man Sentenced to 40 Months for Unlawful Gun Possession
POCATELLO - Joseph Raymond Haycock, 59, formerly of Salmon, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Haycock to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Haycock pleaded guilty to the charge in April 2014.
According to court records, Haycock possessed a .22 caliber rifle on September 18, 2012, when he was arrested for absconding state probation and failing to register as a sex offender. Haycock is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2011 felony conviction for sexual abuse of a minor under the age of sixteen years in Benewah County, Idaho.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods 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.