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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Plummer Man Pleads to Theft and Possession of Stolen Firearms

COEUR D’ALENE – Kyle Eugene Goddard, 28, of Plummer, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to theft of firearms from a licensed dealer’s inventory and possession of stolen firearms, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Goddard was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on August 16, 2016.

According to Goddard’s admissions at the plea hearing, on July 23, 2016, he stole two firearms, a Taurus 709 Slim 9mm and a Springfield Armory XD 40, from Bargain Barn located in Plummer, Idaho.

The charges of possession of stolen firearm and theft of firearms from a licensed dealer’s inventory are each punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for March 7, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 16, 2016