Bondurant sentenced on weapons charge
December 6, 2012
J. Bondurant, 35, Bonners Ferry, was
sentenced Monday in United States District Court
to ten months in prison followed by three years
of supervised release for felon in possession of
a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson
U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered
Bondurant to forfeit the firearm he possessed
and perform 120 hours of community service. He
pleaded guilty to the charge on September 11,
According to court documents, on May 8, 2012, a
Remington 20-gauge shotgun was found in the
backseat of a vehicle Bondurant was driving.
Because Bondurant was previously convicted in
1999 for involuntary manslaughter, he is
prohibited from possessing firearms.
Bondurant, then 21, spent 10 years in prison
after entering a guilty plea in a plea agreement
reducing murder charges to involuntary
manslaughter for the February 12, 1999, shooting
death of his girlfriend, 34 year-old mother of
three Kathryn Oliver, at her parents' home on
Shingle Mill Road in Bonner County.
The case was investigated by the North Idaho
Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF), which is a
Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsored Safe
Streets Task Force comprised of law enforcement
from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Coeur
d'Alene City Police Department, Post Falls
Police Department, Idaho State Police, Bonner
County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone County
Sheriff's Office, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho's
Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks
to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
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