Lewiston man pleads guilty to burglary

COEUR D’ALENE, ID – A 20-year-old Lewiston man today pled guilty in U.S. District Court to a March 2012 burglary. According to the plea agreement, on two separate occasions Stefan Hiebert, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, burglarized a barn located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, with the intent to steal elk and deer antlers and sheds he knew to be inside. Hiebert stole approximately 30 antlers and sheds with an estimated value of $10,000. The federal charge of burglary carries a mandatory minimum sentence of at least one year up to a maximum of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. Sentencing is set for April 29th before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Mia Carlson, news director for KZBG in Lewiston, wrote this report.