The last of three individuals charged in the vandalism of ancient pictographs near Lewiston has been sentenced to five months in prison.
In addition to the prison time, 25-year-old Jarad Bovencamp was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to five months home detention, and 200 hours of community service for willful injury or depredation of property of the United States.
In February 2010, Bovencamp and two others spray-painted graffiti at the Nez Perce Indian Tribe’s Red Elk Rock Shelter, located south of Hells Gate State Park. The site’s basalt wall has red pigmented pictographs, including animal figurines and geometric shapes that may date back as far as 2,500 years.
Last fall, a federal jury convicted co-defendant Freddie Bernal for defacing the rock shelter and giving false statements to an FBI agent about the incident. Tyler Carlson and Bovencamp pleaded guilty to the defacement charge prior to trial.
Bernal was sentenced to 3 years in prison, and Carlson received four months behind bars. Following their prison terms, the three will serve three years of supervised release and each pay an even share of $100,000 in total restitution.