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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2015

Montana Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearms

COEUR D'ALENE - Jesse Carey Barker, 31, of Roll, Arizona, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possession of firearms by a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Visiting U.S. District Judge William Fremming Nielsen also ordered Barker to serve three years of supervised release and to forfeit the firearms.

According to the court documents, on October 7, 2013, Barker was stopped for driving under the influence.  Officers were able to see a rifle with a bayonet attached to it in plain view through the car window.  After completing field test, a vehicle search was completed and a loaded handgun was located under the passenger's front seat beside an open beer.  It was also determined that the rifle was loaded.

The case was investigated by Idaho State Police (ISP).

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Updated July 20, 2015