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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Payette Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

BOISE – David Everett McAllister, 30, of Payette, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to unlawful possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. McAllister was indicted by a federal grand Jury in Boise on November 13, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, McAllister admitted that on October 15, 2013, he possessed three firearms, including a 9-millimeter pistol, a .30-06 rifle, and .22 rifle. At the time McAllister was in possession of the firearms, he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. McAllister was previously convicted of statutory rape in Canyon County, Idaho.

The charge of unlawful possession of firearms is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for May 19, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the High Desert Task Force, Payette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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 December 15, 2014