Man sentenced for unlawful sale of bighorn sheep skull

Print Article

COEUR d'ALENE - A 36-year-old Spokane man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve four years in prison for selling a bighorn sheep skull without the appropriate Idaho Department of Fish and Game documentation.

Christopher J. Blair was sentenced by 1st District Court Judge John T. Mitchell, who ordered that Blair serve the first year fixed, with the final years indeterminate.

During the investigation it was revealed Blair was aware of the illegal nature of his conduct, the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release.

Blair's criminal history includes a felony burglary conviction, and misdemeanor convictions for theft, shoplifting, driving while suspended, and two DUIs. He also was sentenced twice for failure to comply relating to his DUI convictions.

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said, "Blair demonstrated in his past and in this matter an inability or unwillingness to follow the law."

He said the selling of the sheep skull was the latest in a series of crimes starting in 2004.

"We hope that Judge Mitchell's sentence will convince Mr. Blair that further criminal conduct is not worth the imprisonment that will result from continuing the existing pattern," McHugh said.

Print Article

Read More Local News

One step closer to death penalty

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By RALPH BARTHOLDT Staff Writer COEUR d’ALENE — Jurors agreed Tuesday that aggravating factors surrounding Jonathan D. Renfro’s actions before and after he murdered Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Gre...

Comments

Read More

Labrador: Keep Idaho conservative

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — Raul Labrador answered a host of questions — many on controversial topics — during a town hall meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene. Nearly 100 people gathered at Candlelight Christian ...

Comments

Read More

It’s T-time for Commerce leader

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — Tourism, trade missions and tax policy form a trifecta of opportunities for Idaho growth, according to the state’s commerce boss, Megan Ronk. Ronk, who was appointed director of the ...

Comments

Read More

ISP seeks identity of bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on I90

October 18, 2017 at 9:40 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Idaho State Police are trying to identify a man killed Tuesday while riding a bicycle on Interstate 90. State troopers are also seeking information about the vehicle involved in the collision that o...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X