Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Boise Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm

The following information is released in cooperation with the United States Attorney District of Idaho
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Idaho
ON APRIL 12, 2012
Public Information Officer
Assistant United States Attorney
Boise Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm After
Conviction for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
   BOISE - Clark Christopher Brown, 30, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today in United
States District Court to 24 months in prison for possession of firearms after being convicted of a
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S.
District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Brown to serve three years of supervised release
upon completion of his prison sentence. He pled guilty to the charge on December 8, 2011.
According to the plea agreement, on February 18, 2011, several concerned citizens
reported that Brown was observed waving firearms around and pointing them in the air as he
was walking on North Mitchell Street in Boise. When approached by Boise Police officers, he
was found to be in possession of two firearms. Brown told police that he had taken the firearms
from a residence earlier that day and that he had consumed several Four Loco alcohol drinks and
smoked "spice," a synthetic form of cannabis. Brown was on probation for a prior misdemeanor
crime of domestic violence. Under federal law, persons previously convicted of a misdemeanor
crime of domestic violence are prohibited from possessing any firearms.
The case was investigated by the Boise Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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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