Kootenai Tribal Member Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
COEUR D’ALENE, ID—William Gene Andrews, 54, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Andrews pleaded guilty to the charge on August 14, 2014.
According to court documents, William Gene Andrews admitted that he possessed a handgun after he had previously been convicted of a felony offense. The handgun was found in Andrews’ bedroom during the execution of a search warrant on June 9, 2014.
The case was investigated by Kootenai Tribal Police Officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.