Teen pleads to gun charge

COEUR d’ALENE — A 19-year-old Bonner County man pleaded guilty last week to illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney’s Wendy Olson has announced.

Joshua Christopher Gervasi is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on March 5. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. He also faces up to three years of supervised release once his custodial sentence is served.

Gervasi, according to court records, was stopped by a Bonner County sheriff’s deputy in August. Gervasi was asked during the traffic stop if there was anything illegal in the vehicle.

Gervasi admitted having a loaded weapon concealed beneath his shirt when he was being pulled over, federal prosecutors said. The deputy recovered a 9-millimeter pistol.

Gervasi was forbidden from possessing the firearm due to a felony drug possession conviction in Bonner County in 2012.

The traffic stop also resulted in several charges against Gervasi that are pending in state court.

Gervasi is charged in 1st District Court with felony drug possession, theft by possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and driving without privileges.

The charges in state court are pending.

The federal case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program, which aims to reduce gun violence.

Read More News

Cd’A considers parking ticket appeals ‘judge’

September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d'ALENE — If you want to challenge a parking ticket you were issued in Coeur d'Alene, you might be facing a new judge: Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor.On a rotating basis,...

Read More

NIC celebrates CTE’s launch

September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press For years, North Idaho College students have had to put their names on wait lists for classes in the Career and Technical Education program. But no more. The new CTE building in...

Read More

Media seeks to challenge standoff ruling

September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — Media outlets in Nevada are objecting to a federal court order limiting access to discovery materials related to the 2014 rangeland standoff involving Cliven Bundy, U.S.

Read More

Solar Roadways unveiling Friday 

September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The first public demonstration of Solar Roadways is set to unveil Friday at Jeff Jones Town Square Friday.A tent currently covers the new solar panels developed by Solar...

Read More