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Joshua James Mccormick Sentenced In U.S. District Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on September 11, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, JOSHUA JAMES McCORMICK, a 19-year-old resident of Flathead County, was sentenced to a term of:

  • Probation: 5 years, with 6 months home arrest
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Restitution: $7,319
  • Community Service: 200 hours

McCORMICK was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession of stolen firearms.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On May 20, 2012, the Wooden Nickel Pawn Shop in Flathead County was burglarized and eight firearms were stolen.

On June 22, 2012, the Anything Pawn Shop in Flathead County was burglarized and 16 firearms were stolen.

McCORMICK and his co-defendants took 16 firearms and various firearm accessories. McCORMICK ended up with four of stolen firearms - three from Anything Pawn Shop and one from Wooden Nickel Pawn.

On July 26 and 27, 2012, law enforcement purchased a firearm from McCORMICK. During their interaction with McCORMICK, they seized two firearms stolen from Anything Pawn Shop. McCORMICK also admitted his role in the Anything Pawn Shop burglary.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, the Kalispell Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 14, 2015