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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Spokane Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Robbery on Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation

COEUR D’ALENE – Isiah James Harrington, 19, of Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to attempted robbery, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.  Sentencing for Harrington has been set for November 21, 2019, before Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

According to court records, Harrington became aware that the victim, a Coeur d’Alene tribal member, was carrying a large amount of cash.  Harrington and a co-defendant, McKenna Marie Buss, used the Snapchat app to track the victim to a Walmart in Spokane Valley, and then followed the victim’s car to a residence in Plummer, Idaho.  After the victim stopped his car, Harrington got out of a vehicle with a gun and pointed it at the victim demanding cash.  Harrington and Buss fled the scene, without taking any money, when they observed individuals exiting an adjacent residence to help the victim.

Buss is set for trial on November 18, 2019, at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

Attempted robbery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Department, Benewah County Sheriff’s Office and the Plummer Police Department.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated September 5, 2019