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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 27, 2016

Twin Falls Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison for Firearm Offenses

BOISE – Shem Kirk Hansen, 37, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison for unlawful possession of firearms and possession of a sawed-off shotgun, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Hansen to serve three years of supervised release, to pay a $500 fine, and to forfeit the firearms that he possessed.  Hansen pleaded guilty on March 7, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, a state search warrant was served on Hansen’s trailer in Gooding County on September 28, 2015.  Law enforcement seized five firearms from the trailer.  On October 16, 2015, the defendant was arrested in a vehicle in Hailey, Idaho, and was found to be in possession of three shotguns, one of which was sawed-off.  Hansen had previously been convicted of burglary and possession of a controlled substance and was therefore prohibited from possessing any firearms.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Gooding County Sheriff’s Department and the Blaine County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Updated May 27, 2016