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Clark Fork Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE – Christopher Robin Garlin, 19, of Clark Fork, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Coeur d'Alene to theft of firearms from a licensed dealer's inventory, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Sentencing is set for January 13, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

Garlin pleaded guilty to a single count information charging him and co-defendant Jennifer Stephen Dunnagan with burglarizing Pawn Now, a business located in Ponderay, Idaho, on December 27, 2011. At yesterday's hearing, Garlin admitted to stealing 33 firearms from the business.

Jennifer Dunnagan, of Sandpoint, Idaho, pled guilty on July 18 to theft of firearms from a licensed dealer’s inventory. She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 26, 2012.

Garlin and Dunnagan face 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.