Lewiston man pleads guilty to stealing antlers

A 20-year-old Lewiston man who stole $10,000 worth of animal parts last March has pleaded to burglary charges in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene.

Stefan Hiebert stole 30 sets of elk and deer antlers and sheds from a barn on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. Because he is a member of the tribe and the incident happened on tribal land, the case was investigated by the FBI and tried in federal court.

Hiebert will be sentenced April 29.

A federal burglary charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of at least one year and a maximum of 10 years in prison, and is subject to a fine and supervised release.

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