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Sandpoint Woman Sentenced for Stealing Firearms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2012

Defendants Admit Stealing 33 Firearms from Pawn Now in December 2011

COEUR D'ALENE – Jennifer Stephen Dunnagan, 23, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Coeur d'Alene to 24 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 Dunnagan to serve three years of supervised release and pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $8,116.25.

Dunnagan pleaded guilty on July 18, 2012, to an information charging her and co-defendant Christopher Robin Garlin, 19, of Clark Fork, Idaho, with burglarizing Pawn Now, a business located in Ponderay, Idaho, on December 27, 2011.  Garlin pleaded guilty on October 17 to theft of firearms from a licensed dealer’s inventory.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 13, 2013.  He faces up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

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 part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.