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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Orofino Man Sentenced for Illegal Gun Possession

COEUR D'ALENE - Stephen C. Walker, 24, of Orofino, Idaho, was sentenced today for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Walker to 13 months in prison and 3 years supervised release.  Walker pleaded guilty on January 26, 2016.

According to statements made in court, Walker admitted that on October 29, 2014, he had a .22 caliber firearm in his back pocket.  Walker was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction for burglary.  Walker was contacted by police around midnight, in an area that had been subjected to burglaries the night before. 

The case was investigated by the Orofino City Police Department, the Nez Perce Tribal Police, FBI and ATF.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho. 

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Updated July 19, 2016